Pedestrian Fatality Involving Tractor Trailer
A pedestrian fatality occurred in the vicinity of 5th & Market and resulted in the death of a man on July 18 at 9:52 a.m. The driver of a tractor-trailer, who caused the crash, did not stop at the site of the accident. By 9:51 a.m., the trucker was located at Broadway near Front Street. He is identified as Oscar Matus, a 65-year-old resident of Lathrop. Matus was arrested by the San Francisco Police and charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and vehicular manslaughter. Police are questioning witnesses and checking surveillance video in the area. Matus is an employee of Terraba Trucking of Stockton and is said to be cooperating with the police. The coroner identified the pedestrian killed in the fatal accident as Michael Evans, a 54-year-old Stockton resident. Evans was pronounced dead at a local medical facility. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Michael Evans.