One Arrested, Another Sought in Connection to Fatal Hit and Run

Reedley- A fatal hit and run car collision on Saturday evening left two Reedley residents dead and two others injured. The passenger of the vehicle responsible for the accident was arrests, but investigators are still searching for the driver.

The victims were Reedley residents Diana Jauregui, 32, and Jocelyn Hernandez Jauregui. Both suffered fatal injuries after their 2005 Ford Focus was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup truck just outside of Reedley.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the remaining two passengers in the Ford Focus, Arture Flores Jauregui, 32, and 3 year-old Jackelyn suffered minor injuries, but are expected to recover.

The Ford Focus was traveling south on Frankwood Avenue when it slowed down to make a left turn onto Central Avenue, which is the collision occurred. After the crash, the pickup’s driver and passenger ran into an orange orchard. The still unidentified passenger was found hiding under an orange tree and was arrested. The driver is yet to be found. During the investigation, beer bottles were found inside the truck and investigators now believe alcohol may have played a part in the collision

Investigators with the CHP discovered that the pickup is registered to 32 year-old Miguel Martinez. The CHP has listed Martinez as the “person of interest” in the fatal collision and are asking for the public’s help to locate him. Martinez has listed addresses in Dinuba and Squaw Valley; if found, he faces felony vehicular manslaughter hit and run charges.

Jocelyn would have turned 6 tomorrow.

Read More:

1) Abc 30- Reedley Mother and Daughter Killed in Hit and Run Crash near Sanger

2) Fresno Bee- 2 Dead, 2 Hurt in Hit and Run Crash

One Arrested, Another Sought in Connection to Fatal Hit and Run was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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Elizabeth Warmerdam

Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.