Pedestrian Fatally Struck by DUI Hit-and-Run Driver on Woodland Avenue, Braxton Howze Arrested
MODESTO, CA (April 25, 2021) – A pedestrian died and Braxton Howze was arrested after DUI hit-and-run crash Thursday evening in Modesto.
The fatal crash happened around 9:16 p.m. on Woodland Avenue west of Graphics Drive. According to Modesto Police Department, the 22-year-old Modesto resident was driving a Ford Ranger when he drifted out of his lane.
The Ford then struck the pedestrian and a parked car.
First responders rushed the pedestrian to a local hospital, where the victim later died.
Meanwhile, Braxton walked away from the scene but was quickly found and apprehended. Police determined that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
Braxton was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing bodily injury, hit and run and driving on a suspended license.
An investigation into this fatal incident is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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 DUI hit-and-run crash, contact us today. We will work with you personally to better understand your situation. Our legal team is 100% dedicate to assisting you throughout every step of the process. Call us for a free consultation at (800) 895-7199. 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.