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Matthew Swepston, 17, Killed in Orange Cove Hit-and-Run on Sand Creek Road

Swepston Fatally Struck by Car

ORANGE COVE, California (July 3, 2016) – A 17-year-old boy killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing Sand Creek Road on Sunday morning has been identified as Matthew William Swepston, according to The Fresno Bee.

The collision occurred around 5:25 a.m. on the rural road, east of Road 136.

As per the article, California Highway Patrol said the Swepston was waking west on Sand Creek Road when he was struck by a vehicle which was also traveling westbound at the time.

The Squaw Valley teen suffered fatal injuries and was found dead in the roadway.

Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the driver involved did not stop to render aid and took off the scene.


We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family members of Matthew Swepston during such a difficult time. We hope the authorities will be able to locate the hit-and-run motorist and justice will soon be served.

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