Christian Martinez Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 99 [Modesto, CA]

Christian Martinez Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 99 [Modesto, CA]
Christian Martinez Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 99 [Modesto, CA]

Pedestrian Dies after Hit by Pickup Truck on Highway 99 at Carpenter Road

 
MODESTO, CA (October 18, 2022)Christian Martinez died in a pedestrian accident on Highway 99 in Modesto Saturday evening on October 15.
 
The fatal accident happened around 9:30 p.m. just north of the Carpenter Road overpass. According to the California Highway Patrol, 29-year-old Samuel Melo of Patterson was driving a 2017 Ford pickup south in the fast lane at a stated speed of 75 mph.
 
Martinez was on the west shoulder when for unknown reasons, he ran into the traffic lanes and into the path of the pickup. The front left of the Ford then struck him.
 
Modesto Fire Department crews responded and found Martinez lying on the shoulder of the highway. Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
 
Martinez was 22 years old from Modesto, authorities said.
 
Alcohol or drugs was not a factor in the crash. Further investigation is underway.


We extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Christian Martinez.


At The Law Offices of Daniel Kim, we strive to ensure that families of wrongful death victims receive what they rightfully deserve. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash, contact us today. We will work with you personally to better understand your situation. Our legal team is 100% dedicated to assisting you throughout every step of the process. Call us for a free consultation at (800) 895-7199. You can reach out to us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week if you have questions. You can also request a copy of the police report for your reference. Your case is our priority so you can focus on things that matter.
 

 

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