Elderly man struck and killed by driver who flees scene Tuesday afternoon
On Tuesday, October 11th, 2022, at 3:31 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported hit and run with injuries in the 2100 block of Fulkerth Rd, Turlock.
When crews arrived on scene, they found a pedestrian down in the westbound lanes of Fulkerth Rd directly in front of the bus stop.
The pedestrian was later determined to be an 83-year old Hispanic man with a last known address in Modesto. He was suffering major injuries which he succumbed to at the scene. His identity is yet to be released, pending next of kin notification.
The Turlock Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to investigate the collision. The roadway was closed for nearly four hours as they processed the scene and gathered evidence. It’s currently unknown how the collision occurred, however, officers were told by witnesses that the vehicle that had struck the pedestrian was a small white sedan which was last seen westbound on Fulkerth Rd. Through investigation, the vehicle was later determined to be a white 2004 Acura TL, bearing California license 8LMZ774. The vehicle has damage to its front windshield and front right side. If spotted, immediately call 9-1-1.
“This investigation is a top priority for the Traffic Safety Unit,” said Turlock Police Officer Richard Fortado. “I ask that anyone who may have information about the identity of the responsible suspect or who may have seen the damaged white Acura TL, to please contact me,” he continued.
The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Richard Fortado at 209-664-7399.
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