Auburn Man Arrested

Auburn Man Arrested

Auburn Man Arrested

Auburn Man Arrested

I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn car accident attorney. An arrest has successfully been made in a tragic hit-and-run case that took the life of a 30-year old man named Samuel Melgoza.

What Happened?

Thomas Dawson, 51, was arrested at his home in Auburn, California. This comes after his involvement in a fatal hit-and-run that took place on December 14, 2015.

Mr. Melgoza died at the scene of the senseless tragedy in an area just outside of Rio Linda.

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Investigators said that Dawson was behind the wheel of Ford Ranger pick up truck when he struck the victim near Elkhorn Boulevard and 20th Street.

After hitting Melgoza, Dawson did the unthinkable and left the scene.

The North Sacramento CHP Special Investigations put a call out to the public for help finding the late model Ford Ranger seen fleeing the area. Several tips came in and investigators finally determined who hit Mr. Melgoza.

Have Charges Been Filed?

Yes. Dawson has been charged with:

  • Felony Hit and Run
  • Felony Voluntary Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanor Destruction of Evidence

Loved Ones of Samuel Melgoza

Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Samuel Melgoza in the loss of their loved one. Hopefully, the arrest of Thomas Dawson can bring closure to the family during this difficult time of grief and loss.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed by a hit-and-run driver it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away.

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Source of Auburn Man Arrested – Auburn Journal: CHP Arrests Auburn Man in connection with fatal accident.

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