Jack Higgs Fatally Struck by Alleged DUI Driver in Riverbank
RIVERBANK, CA (April 8, 2019) – A bicyclist was killed in a suspected DUI crash in Riverbank Thursday at around 11:30 a.m. He has been identified as 70-year-old Jack Douglas Higgs of Modesto.
Officials said Higgs was riding his bicycle on the east side of Claus Road near California Street when a northbound motorist, 24-year-old Jordan Pomares-Boeh of Oakdale, swerved right and hit him.
Pomares-Boeh remained at the scene and was evaluated by Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies. He was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence causing death.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information about the collision is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at http://www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704” plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.
Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Jack Douglas Higgs.
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