Esmeralda Valencia Dead, Anthony Valencia Seriously Injured in Dos Palos Hit-and-Run Crash
DOS PALOS, CA (August 4, 2019) – A woman died following a hit-and-run crash Sunday evening in a Merced County.
The woman has been identified as Esmeralda Valencia, 38, of Dos Palos. She was a passenger in a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250cc motorcycle, operated by 41-year-old Anthony Lee Valencia , also a Dos Palos resident.
The two were riding northbound on Arroya Avenue, when a black Honda car traveling westbound on Linden Road went through the intersection, going in front of their bike, causing the collision around 9:15 p.m.
Arriving units pronounced Esmeralda dead at the scene. Paramedics transported Anthony to a hospital with major leg injuries.
The driver in the Honda fled the scene. Both the suspect and vehicle were still outstanding as of Tuesday morning, the CHP said.
Anyone with information on the Honda or its driver is asked to contact CHP Los Banos Officer Anthony Mariscal at 209-826-3811.
Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of Esmeralda Valencia. We also wish Anthony Valencia a fast recovery.
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