The Bay Area News Group is reporting the tragic death of KGB Kiteboarding proprietor Royce V. Vaughn who was deliberately struck and killed by a vehicle in West Oakland. Vaughn operated KGB out of the Emeryville Marina and was well respected in the Kiteboarding Community. Authorities are looking for a 2013 white Toyota FJ Cruiser. Crimestoppers is offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the driver.
West Oakland vehicle death called homicide
OAKLAND – A man died late Friday after he was apparently deliberately hit by a vehicle in West Oakland and police are investigating the death as a homicide, authorities said Saturday.
The victim was identified by police as Royce V. Vaughn, 47, of Oakland.
Vaughn, who ran a kiteboarding business in Emeryville, was found unconscious about 11:10 p.m. Friday in the 800 block of 28th Street between San Pablo Avenue and West Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have evidence he was deliberately struck by a vehicle that did not remain at the scene.
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