Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA (December 8, 2016) – A 27-year-old man, Angel Lopez, died in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Thursday night in Modesto, reported the Modesto Bee. (map)
The collision occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tenaya Drive west of Daly Avenue near the Modesto Airport.
The victim, Angel Lopez, 27, was found lying in the eastbound lane of Tenaya Drive after being struck by a white Dodge Neon.
The circumstances surrounding the deadly crash are unclear. Some reports indicate the driver of the Dodge got out of the vehicle to check on the man, then got back in and left the scene.
The CHP is searching for the driver of the Dodge Neon. They are also asking anyone with information to call CHP Officer Matt McCain at 209-545-7440.
“It saddens me that an innocent man has lost life due to the reckless actions of a hit-and-run driver. It’s only a matter of time before authorities locate the responsible individual and bring justice upon them,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law, a California personal injury 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 in a hit-and-run accident, you are well-advised to consult with an experienced and professional wrongful death attorney. With offices available throughout California, including Stanislaus County, 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.