MODESTO, CALIFORNIA (August 22, 2017) – An off-duty Modesto police officer was tragically killed on Tuesday evening in a DUI accident, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 6:10 pm on Maid Mariane Lane near Merle Avenue and Savage School. The police officer, identified only as a 38 year old man, was operating a bicycle when he was struck by a man driving a Volkswagen coupe.
The police officer was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 32 year old Matthew Gibbs, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and murder. The investigation is ongoing.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”