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Christopher Morales and Desmond Franklin Riverside Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

Christopher Morales and Desmond Franklin Riverside Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

Christopher Morales and Desmond Franklin Killed in Crash on Market Street at 60 Freeway

RIVERSIDE (June 9, 2018) – Two were killed and one was badly injured after an alleged hit-and-run crash on Market Street at the 60 Freeway interchange early Saturday morning, according to The Press Enterprise.

Coroner’s office identified the victims as 25-year-old Christopher Morales and 26-year-old Desmond Franklin. Morales was from Hesperia while Franklin was a Victorville resident.

As per the article, Riverside police said a black Nissan Sentra headed north on Market Street was preparing to turn left to enter the 60 Freeway when it was hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV was going south when the crash occurred at 3:14 a.m.

Eric Figueroa-Reyes Arrested For Hit-and-Run

Morales was pronounced dead at the scene while Franklin was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital where he later died. Both were riding as passengers in the Sentra.

The driver of the Sentra, a woman in her 20s, was also hospitalized to be treated for moderate injuries. Her name and condition at this time remained unknown.

Meanwhile, police affirmed that the motorist in the SUV did not stop to render aid and fled. The suspect, 22-year-old Eric Alfredo Figueroa-Reyes, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. The Fontana resident was detained at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.

The incident remains under investigation.


We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families and friends during such a difficult time.


Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer

In this case, it is evident Mr. Eric Figueroa-Reyes will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of two men and injuries of the woman involved. Regardless of his reasons, leaving the area following a crash is a serious crime and is punishable by law, especially if the collision tragically killed and hurt other individuals.

The surviving families of Mr. Christopher Morales and Mr. Desmond Franklin , as well as the wounded woman, will have the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.

The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.

If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyer and let us get the justice you deserve.

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