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Hit and Run Kills Man Helping with Jump Start

Posted by: on December 4, 2011

The driver of an RV was arrested on suspicion of hit and run for allegedly running over and killing a man who had helped him with a jump start in Fairfield, police said.

Rudy Gonzales, 70, of Hayward was run over by the RV in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant on Central Way about 10 a.m. Thursday, said Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut.

Moments earlier, Gonzales had offered to help the RV’s driver, Michael Wilbert, 52, of Fairfield, with a jump start, Hurlbut said.

Gonzales was “somehow struck by the recreational vehicle” while getting the engine started, Hurlbut said.

Wilbert drove off without helping Gonzales, who died at the scene, police said.

Wilbert was found shortly afterward at a nearby business and arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and hit and run. He did not appear to be drunk, Hurlbut said.

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Source: SF Chronicle ...

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Marin County man killed in hit-and-run collision, driver faces Vehicular Manslaughter charges if caught

Posted by: on June 28, 2011

A Novato man was the victim of a fatal hit-and-run collision this week, police confirmed Friday.

Binh Van Tran, 64, was found dead around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 101 near Hopland, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Tran had apparently run out of gas and was walking along the road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle near Old River Road, the CHP said. Police said there was no sign the driver tried to avoid Tran. The driver remained at large Friday and the investigation was continuing.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a felony crime, such as vehicular manslaughter, please contact our office at 415-484-1718 or info@www.chewlawoffices.com for an immediate consultation.

Source: Marin Independent Journal...

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