Alma Vasquez, 30, and Angel Garcia-Vasquez, 6, Killed in Oakland Hit-and-Run Crash
OAKLAND (April 14, 2019) – A mother and her son were killed and a man was critically injured after an alleged hit-and-run accident at 26th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard Saturday evening.
Alameda County Sheriff’s Officer coroner’s bureau identified the victims as 30-year-old Alma Soraya Vasquez and 6-year-old Angel Garcia-Vasquez, both of Oakland.
Police said the woman and the boy, along with a 20-year-old Oakland man, were crossing at the intersection of 26th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard when they were struck by a vehicle.
The driver was traveling west on Foothill when they hit the three pedestrians who were in a marked crosswalk at the time. The collision occurred on April 13 at about 7:21 p.m.
Man, 20, Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run at 26th Avenue and Foothill
According to reports by East Bay Times and NBC Bay Area, the mother and his son died at the hospital. The 20-year-old man, the child’s uncle, was also hospitalized with critical injuries.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the motorist involved did not stop to render aid and fled. The suspect car, described as a Mercedes-Benz, was later found abandoned in another area of Oakland.
The name of the gravely wounded pedestrian was not disclosed. A GoFundMe page has been created to help with the funeral expenses of the fatally injured victims.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police traffic investigators at 510-777-8540.
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