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81-Year-Old Man Victim of Deadly Hit-and-Run in Niles District

FREMONT, CA (March 25, 2021) – Early Tuesday morning, 81-year-old Richard Plasch of Fremont, was killed in a fatal hit-and-run crash on J Street.

Officers arrived at the scene around 6:00 a.m. in the intersection of J and 2nd Street. According to investigators, the man was walking his dog when he was hit by an unidentified driver.

Emergency personnel transported the man to a nearby trauma center, where his condition was determined to be critical. Due to the extent of his condition, Plasch died just a few days later in the hospital.

In addition, police later provided a summary of the two vehicles suspected of hitting the victim. The first sedan, a dark-colored minivan, and the second sedan, a gray or gold 1995-1999 Chevrolet Tahoe.

At this time, an active investigation remains ongoing. Once available, more information will be released.

Authorities urge anyone with details about the crash to call Officer Shannon or Traffic Investigator Vince Montojo at (510) 790-6800.


The attorneys at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Richard Plasch during this time.


If you have lost a loved one in a similar pedestrian accident, reach out to the experienced litigators at Sweet James. With over 20 years of combined experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. Their legal team has dealt with a variety of cases including auto accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death. Focus on grieving your loved one, and they will take care of the rest.

Call them for a free consultation at (800) 975-3435. For more information about your accident, click here to request a police report. They are here to help you and your family during this difficult time.

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