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MODESTO: 83-Year-Old Hubertina Koch Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on CA-99 and Ninth Street – file photo

“Fatal victim identified”

MODESTO, CALIFORNIA (January 21, 2017) – According to the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office, the woman killed in a hit-and-run collision on Highway 99 north of Ninth Street was identified as 83-year-old Hubertina Koch. (map)

CHP Sergeant Nelda Banuelos reported that a Honda, driven by the hit-run-run motorist, was traveling northbound on Ninth Street around 4:20 a.m. when he broadsided a motorhome that was traveling in the slow lane. Both vehicles went off the roadway. The motorhome landed on its left side. The driver of the Honda fled the scene of the accident before authorities arrived.

Sergeant Banuelos states that Koch was in the back of the motorhome and was she was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the motorhome and his front seat passenger were transported to a hospital with major injuries.

“Our firms prayers are with all parties involved in this devastating collision,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.

Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.  Serving Newport Beach, San Diego, Sacramento and throughout Southern California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.

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