Man arrested for Hit and run fatality from last year

On May 13th, 2018, The Merced Police Department responded to R Steet and Buena Vista for a fatal hit and run. The Victim Joe Lang DOB 9/26/49 was struck and killed by a 2009 Toyota
Tacoma.

The responsible fled the scene. Officer Craig McKeeman of the Merced Police Department Traffic Division conducted the investigation. On January 3rd, 2019 the suspect identified as Sean Ryan Lambert-Diaz DOB 1/9/1989 was booked at the Merced County Jail for Felony Hit and Run and Vehicular Manslaughter.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact the
Merced Police Traffic Division Sgt. Dabney at (209) 388-7719 or the Merced Police

Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.

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