Michelle Leon Killed and 2 Hurt in Mead Valley Crash on Markham Street
MEAD VALLEY, CA (June 16, 2020) – Sunday night, 18-year-old Michelle Leon died, while two others sustained injuries in a hit-and-run accident on Markham Street.
The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. in the 20790 block of Markham Street near Hallett Street, according to the Cal Fire Riverside and the California Highway Patrol-Riverside office.
The authorities confirmed that they declared Ms. Leon dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Jennifer Romero, also of Riverside, sustained life-threatening injuries, officials reported.
Moreover, the third individual involved sustained moderate injuries. Due to this, the department dispatched two engines and ambulances to the scene.
The CHP revealed that the suspect driver escaped the scene. Thus, the police are continuing to look for a tan or black 2000s-model SUV with a missing front grill and a headlight.
The officers urge anyone with information about the hit-and-run to contact the Riverside office of the CHP at 951-637-8000.
The family of Michelle Leon started a Gofundme in order to raise money for memorial expenses. Consider donating if you have the means here.
To the grieving family of Michelle Leon, our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
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As the loved ones of the victim grieve, it is difficult to accept such a loss that could have been prevented.
Therefore, the victim’s loved ones should know they can take power in this tragic situation. The process of attaining justice should be initiated, even with the responsible driver still at large.
Those closest to the victim have the right to seek compensation for their loss; some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, and what is called “loss of consortium.”
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