Ray Galindo Fatally Struck, Braxton Howze Arrested in Woodland Avenue Hit-and-Run Crash
Modesto, CA (April 24, 2021) – On Thursday, 22-year-old Braxton Howze of Modesto was arrested in a fatal DUI hit-and-run crash on Woodland Avenue.
The Modesto accident happened at about 9:16 p.m. west of Graphics Drive.
Apparently, Howze was eastbound on a Ford Ranger when she swerved out of her lane and went to the south side of the road.
That is when her vehicle struck a pedestrian and a parked car.
Reports said Howze did not know if the victim was on a sidewalk or where the parked vehicle was located.
Right away, responders took the victim, Ray Galindo, to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Howze walked away from the scene, but the authorities quickly located her. Officers said Howze was found to be under the influence.
Moreover, the authorities arrested her on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing bodily injury, hit and run, and driving on a suspended license.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased in this accident. May you have strength during this difficult time.
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