83-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Deadly Hit-and-Run near North Tully Road

TURLOCK, CA (October 19, 2022) – 83-year-old Santiago Estrada-Gonzalez lost his life Tuesday, in a pedestrian hit-and-run on Fulkerth Road.

The accident occurred around 3:31 p.m., along the 2100 block of Fulkerth Road near North Tully Road on October 11th.

According to initial reports, the pedestrian was in the roadway when a 2004 Acura TL struck him for unknown reasons.

Responding officials arrived and pronounced Estrada-Gonzalez dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the driver fled the scene but surrendered to the police after a few days. The suspect driver, 25-year-old Armando Michael Arreola, told the police that his vehicle was in the 600 block of East Coolidge Avenue in Modesto.

Authorities eventually arrested Arreola for manslaughter and felony hit-and-run charges. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on a $25,000 bail.

Furthermore, police temporarily shut down the area surrounding Fulkerth Road to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

At this time, Turlock officials are still investigating the fatal crash and ask anyone with information to reach Officer Richard Fortado at (209) 664-7399.

The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Santiago Estrada-Gonzalez. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

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