Modesto Fatal Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested


Modesto Fatal Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto wrongful death attorney. A suspect fled from the scene of a pedestrian accident that killed a homeless victim in Modesto on December 17, 2016. An agency released the photo of the suspect for the general public to identify the suspect’s whereabouts. Through the efforts of social media, the suspect later turned himself in to authorities.

What Happened?

The hit-and-run driver that recklessly crashed into a homeless pedestrian last month was identified as 35-year-old Jesse Castaneda. Castaneda was behind the wheel of a black Saturn that crashed into a pedestrian that was crossing Sylvan Street in the vicinity of McHenry Street. Castaneda struck a light pole after colliding with the victim. After the crash, Castaneda allegedly got out of his vehicle, walked over to look at the victim, reversed his vehicle over the victim and fled from the scene. Castaneda was detained on charges of felony hit-and-run and suspicion of murder. The victim that Castaneda crashed into was 50-year-old Nicholas Dale Kliewer.

Watch YouTube Video – By: Modesto Bee – Family Speaks of Hit and Run Victim

In the following video, Nicholas Dale Kliewer’s brother-in-law, Sean Crisp, speaks out about his grief on the loss of Kliewer. Crisp married Kliewer’s sister in 1986. Crisp recalls Kliewer as one of the funniest guys he has ever met. Crisp speaks about how he cannot understand the inhumane demeanor of the driver that struck Kliewer and fled from the scene.

Family Members Forever Remember Loved One

The family members of Nicholas Dale Kliewer remember him for his comical and outgoing personality. Sean Crisp, the brother-in-law of Nick Kliewer, has set up a GoFundMe account for the memorial fund of Kliewer.

We extend our condolences to the loved ones of this man that passed away in this tragic pedestrian accident.

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