1 Dead after Fatal Pedestrian Crash near Milburn Avenue

FRESNO, CA (May 17, 2022) – Early Friday, Monique Contreraz, was fatally struck by Shawn Ginder in a hit-and-run crash on Herndon Avenue.

The accident happened around 2:00 a.m., in the parking lot of La Quinta Inn on Cornelia Avenue.

As per reports, the driver of a Chevy Silverado was heading north on Milburn Avenue and struck a woman pushing a shopping cart and walking her dog on a leash.

The driver then dragged the homeless woman approximately eight miles to the La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham.

After the collision, the driver tried to book a room at the inn but failed to do so.  Authorities later identified the suspect as 38-year-old Shawn Ginder of Fresno.

Police later located the suspect vehicle, a grey pickup-truck, at Ginder’s apartment. However, Ginder was located at a residence in Madera and tried to escape by jumping out a window.

Officers said Ginder sustained injuries and medics took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. Upon his released, police will book him into the Fresno Jail.

At this time, Fresno Officials said the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The team at Sweet James offers their sincere condolences the loved ones of Monique Contreraz during this difficult time.

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