Hit and run driver of the pedestrian killed near Merced College

On 11/15/18 @ approximately 11:29 PM. officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on Yosemite Ave and G St. A witness saw a vehicle driving westbound on Yosemite Ave at G St. strike a pedestrian that was sitting in the middle of the roadway.

A possible suspect vehicle was described as a white minivan which fled the scene westbound on Yosemite Ave. The suspect vehicle may have sustained damage to the front end according to witnesses.

On 11/19/2018 the Merced Police Department Traffic Division located the suspect vehicle and identified the driver as Narkesh Kumar (36 years) of Livingston Ca. Mr. Kumar was booked at the Merced County Jail for 192 (c) Vehicular Manslaughter and 20001 VC felony hit and run.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact The Merced Police Department traffic division at (209) 388-7719. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to the police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.

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