Vehicle assault victim dies from injuries, Modesto PD investigating
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MODESTO // Police have announced that a man severely injured in a vehicle assault in early January has died as a result of his injuries.
On January 7th, officers arrived at a local hospital after being alerted to a vehicle assault against a pedestrian in the Airport Neighborhood.
CHP, who’d been the first to respond, were told the incident had occurred on the 1600 block of Oregon and that several people had witnessed the incident.
The witnesses reported that the victim, later identified as 21-year-old Daniel Garcia, had been walking across the street when an oncoming vehicle sped up, swerved in his direction, and struck him. Garcia was rushed to the hospital, and there he remained in critical condition until his passing.
Since the investigation is still in its early stages, Modesto PD encourages anyone who may have information relevant to the case to contact Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.