Christian Gamboa Hits, Kills Ivan Flores on Highway 99 in Modesto
MODESTO, CA (March 8, 2019) – Ivan Flores was struck and killed by a car, driven by Christian Gamboa, on Highway 99 near Pelandale Avenue Thursday.
At 12:45 a.m. Thursday, 35-year-old Flores ran across the northbound lanes of the highway. The accident happened just south of Pelandale Avenue.
Stockton resident Gamboa saw the man running from the center median and swerved. Unfortunately, he was unable to avoid hitting him and struck Florese with a 2015 Acura TL, the CHP reported.
Flores suffered head and body trauma. He received care from fire and medical personnel, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gamboa, 27, was not hurt, the CHP said.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident.
Our sincere sympathies and condolences go out to the bereaved family and friends of the victim.
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