Auto-Pedestrian Collision near West G Street Leaves Man Dead

WILMINGTON, CA (July 12, 2023) – Monday evening, Juan Arias lost his life after a pedestrian hit-and-run crash on Fries Avenue. The accident took place on July 3rd, at around 9:10 p.m., near 710 North Fries Avenue. According to reports, Arias was in the street igniting fireworks when he was struck by an SUV. The SUV dragged him about 85 feet before he became dislodged. While he was on the road, he was struck by a second vehicle that was exiting a shopping center. Following the collision, the driver of the SUV did not stop to render aid to the victim; instead, they fled the scene. However, the driver of the second involved vehicle stayed at the scene and waited for authorities to arrive. First responders at the site of the collision declared 36-year-old Juan Arias dead at the scene. Police are still looking for the driver of the SUV, she is described as a Hispanic female. Moreover, police only described the SUV driver as a female Hispanic. Authorities urge anyone who has information about the driver to call them immediately. At this time, authorities are conducting an active investigation of the fatal crash on Fries Avenue and will release additional information once available.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Their deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Juan Arias.
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