Devon Fontenette-Noack Killed in DUI HIt-and-Run Crash on Highway 140 in Atwater


Devon Fontenette-Noack Killed in DUI HIt-and-Run Crash on Highway 140 in Atwater
Devon Fontenette-Noack Killed in DUI HIt-and-Run Crash on Highway 140 in AtwaterDevon Fontenette-Noack Killed in DUI HIt-and-Run Crash on Highway 140 in Atwater

Tristan Shelton Arrested, Guillermo Cortez and Deshia Lane Injured in Fatal DUI Crash on Highway 140 in Atwater

 
ATWATER, CA (May 4, 2019) – A man was killed following a DUI hit-and-run crash Saturday morning in Atwater.
 
The victim has been identified by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office as Devon Fontenette-Noack, 20, of Winton.
 
Around 6:54 a.m., Tristan Shelton, 19, of Merced, was driving eastbound on Highway 140 at Sultana Drive in a 2006 Ford Focus with Fontenette-Noack and two other individuals, 18-year-old Guillermo Cortez of Atwater and 19-year old Deshia Lane of Los Banos, at about 75 mph.
 
The car veered left into the westbound lane and continued into a dirt field off the north shoulder of the highway, where it rolled over several times before landing on its wheels, according to a news release.
 
First responders found Fontenette-Noack unresponsive in the driver’s side back seat and pronounced him dead at the scene.
 
Fontenette-Noack was the only passenger not wearing a seat belt.
 
Cortez and Lane suffered minor injuries but refused medical aid.
 
Officers saw Shelton fleeing the scene on foot and arrested him on suspicion of vehicular homicide, driving while under the influence and felony hit-and-run resulting in death.
 
Shelton was transported to Mercy Medical Center with minor injuries before being booked in Merced County jail. He remained in custody Monday with bail set at nearly $300,000.
 
Investigation of this fatal crash is still ongoing.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Devon Fontenette-Noack.


After a fatal accident, the family left behind, incur damages including the cost of current and future medical expenses, lost work and wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Learn how to protect the rights by calling our hotline at (800) 674 7852. Our litigators at the Sweet Lawyers understand your situation and can help provide you with unmatched legal representation. We understand the hardships and emotional trauma you are experiencing and we guarantee we can help you. Leave the legalities to us while you prioritize the needs of your family.
 

 

Related Posts

Moreno Valley Woman Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 259 [San Bernardino, CA]

Moreno Valley Woman Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 259 [San Bernardino, CA]

Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 259 Kills One San Bernardino, CA (September 24, 2021) – On Sunday, a Moreno Valley woman suffered fatal injuries in a suspected DUI crash on Highway 259. The fatal incident took place at about  2:17 a.m. north of 27th Street. Investigating officers said the woman was driving a northbound Subaru […]

Fatality in Hit-and-Run Crash on South 288th Street [Federal Way, WA]

Fatality in Hit-and-Run Crash on South 288th Street [Federal Way, WA]

One Dies in Hit-and-Run Crash on South 288th Street Federal Way, WA (September 24, 2021) – On Wednesday night, a pedestrian dies in a hit-and-run crash on South 288th Street. The fatal accident happened in the 2500 block area. Right away, troopers closed the roadway to investigate the deadly incident. No further details about the […]

One Injured in Passenger Bus Crash on Soledad Canyon Road [Santa Clarita, CA]

One Injured in Passenger Bus Crash on Soledad Canyon Road [Santa Clarita, CA]

Bus Crash in Santa Clarita Injures One Santa Clarita, CA (September 24, 2021) – On Thursday, one suffered injuries in a passenger bus crash on Soledad Canyon Road. Investigating officers said that the accident happened at around  10 a.m. at the intersection with Crossglade Avenue. “The traffic accident involved a passenger bus and another vehicle,” an […]

44-Year-Old Bellingham Man Dies in Meridian Street Bicycle Crash [Bellingham, WA]

Bicyclist Injured in Bus Crash on Sunrise Boulevard [Rancho Cordova, CA]

Police Investigate a Bicycle VS Bus Crash on Sunrise Boulevard in Rancho Cordova Rancho Cordova, CA (September 22, 2021) – Wednesday afternoon, a bicyclist sustained injuries in a crash with a school bus on Sunrise Boulevard. The crash happened at around  2 p.m. on September 22, near Folsom Boulevard. The Rancho Cordova Police Department said […]

Help Is Here

We have answers. Tell us about your situation.

Call (800) 674-7854 or request a callback below
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Police Report Request Form

Police Report Request

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
Sweet Lawyers has my permission to help provide a free police report.*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.