Grass Valley woman, 47, found dead along interstate |

Grass Valley woman, 47, found dead along interstate

The body of a Grass Valley woman was found early Thursday along Interstate 80 in Roseville.

Vickie Janell Scott, 47, apparently was the victim of a hit-and-run driver, but the California Highway Patrol had released very little information as of press time.

The CHP received a call reporting a body in the roadway just before 4:30 a.m., said Officer David Montijo. Scott’s body was found in the far right lane of westbound I-80, just west of Eureka Road.

“She was obviously deceased,” he said. “She suffered some severe trauma to her body.”

The right lane of the freeway was shut down for a short time so that officers could investigate the scene, but the road was clear by 6:45 a.m.

Investigators might have more information to release today, Montijo said.

According to a reader comment posted on, which could not be confirmed, Scott had gotten off work at Thunder Valley Casino off Highway 65 in Lincoln and had not been able to get a ride home.

– Liz Kellar

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