Police Still Searching for Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-run Crash
MODESTO, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2018) — Irene Arellano Lopez, 59, of Modesto, has been identified as the pedestrian who died in a hit-and-run crash at Pelandale Avenue and Chapman Road on Dec. 5, but police continue to search for the suspect who fled.
Police located the suspect’s vehicle, an older-model Volkswagen Jetta about three miles from where the crash took place. Unfortunately, however, they have still not found the driver who killed Lopez as she walked through the intersection just a few blocks from her home.
Anyone with information that may help police find the suspect are asked to call Modesto police or call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our condolences to the family of Irene Lopez as they cope with this tragedy.