Cyclist Dies in Hit and Run Accident
A cyclist was killed after a hit and run accident in Manteca, CA on the night of January 5, 2020. The bicycle accident occurred around 11:15 p.m. along the 1100 block of South Main Street. Officers from the Manteca Police Department were called to the scene of the crash. Upon their arrival, the driver involved in the collision reportedly fled the scene, and Good Samaritans removed the injured cyclist from the road. Authorities rendered first aid and life-saving measures on the injured cyclist. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as Andrew Martinez, 31, of Manteca. The driver responsible for the hit and run was later tracked down by police and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of felony DUI, felony hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter. A GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of Mr. Martinez’s family to help cover his funeral expenses.