Stanislaus County, CA: Fatal Two-Vehicle Hit-and-Run Crash in Modesto
Stanislaus County, California (March 18, 2018): The Modesto Police Department is overseeing an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run collision on Floyd Avenue at Bahia Way in Modesto, CA late Wednesday night, March 14, 2018. The deceased victim has been identified as 51-year-old Timothy Lewis. He was reportedly the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Officials believe the accident happened around 11:00 p.m. when Lewis’s 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage was struck by a 2004 Honda Civic as Lewis was making a U-turn on Floyd Avenue. Emergency responders were swiftly dispatched to the scene and discovered Lewis unconscious in his vehicle. Lewis was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead upon his arrival. The driver of the Honda, 22-year-old Ivan Andrew Garcia, fled the scene of the collision but was pursued by witnesses to the crash. Officials confirm that Garcia has been arrested and is facing a variety of serious charges. No additional details have been provided at this time.
The Los Angeles Injury Group would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Timothy Lewis. We are truly sorry for your heartbreaking loss, and the thoughts and prayers of all of us here are with you during your time of grief.
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