Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision near Highway 99
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (December 8, 2016) – Three people were killed and a driver is still on the run after a crash Thursday evening near Highway 99 in Stockton, reported KCRA. (map)
The fatal accident occurred at about 7:40 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of 99 Frontage Road and Moreland Street.
An unknown person found an unresponsive bicyclist in the road. The victim had been hit by a car near the intersection of Hwy 99 Frontage Road and Moreland Street.
The victim, whose identity has not been released, was later pronounced dead.
Police discovered a 1997 Honda just south of Hammer Lane with major front-end damage. The driver of the vehicle had fled the scene however, two passengers, a man and a woman, were found dead inside the car.
Investigators believe the Honda was responsible for the initial hit-and-run crash, however further details have not been released.
The vehicle was reported stolen out of the Stockton area. The driver’s name or description have not been released.
“It saddens me that three people have lost their lives 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 due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Stockton, Modesto, Sacramento, and throughout 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.