Hit-and-Run Driver At Large Following Fatal Crash near Avenue 313

VISALIA, CA (November 10, 2022) – Saturday afternoon, authorities are searching for Shay Dejonge following a fatal hit-and-run on Avenue 144.

The deadly collision happened around 1:00 p.m. in the area of Avenue 313 in Visalia.

According to the investigators, a gray sedan, driven by Dejonge, struck a man riding a bicycle as they were traveling along the road. The impact of the collision left the bicyclist with serious injuries. Meanwhile, Dejonge fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim.

Responding officers discovered the 25-year-old male bicyclist along the roadway suffering from significant injuries. Medics transported him to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for treatment but he succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.

Afterward, with the help of witnesses, police managed to identify 31-year-old Shay Dejonge as the suspect in the collision. However, at this time, Dejonge remains at large.

Those with further information regarding the whereabouts of Shay Dejonge are encouraged to contact California Highway Patrol at (559) 734-6767.

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

Losing someone in a hit-and-run crash is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation.

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