Hit and Run

California Highway Patrol Modesto Office put out a notice asking for assistance in identifying a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run fatality that claimed the life of Patterson resident Frankie Sanchez on April 1 at approximately 6:50 p.m.

The motorist struck and killed Sanchez just east of Tulip Avenue on Marshall Road in the Patterson area.

CHP stated they are looking for a 2000-2006 silver or grey Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra pickup. Potential vehicles matching this are a Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe or Suburban. Other potential matches are a GMC Sierra or Yukon.

CHP stated that the vehicle possibly sustained front and right side collision damage. The vehicle is likely to be missing the mirror or glass on the passenger's side mirror assembly.

Anyone with information pertinent to this hit and run fatality investigation is encouraged to contact the Modesto area CHP by calling (209) 545-7440 or (209) 356-2900.

The Sanchez family began a GoFundMe page to help raise money for support and funeral services. The fundraiser had a target goal of $10,000 but has raised over $23,000 as of April 6. A statement on the GoFundMe page shared the family hopes to hold a memorial for Frankie Sanchez on his birthday in June, but the date is tentative due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the moment.

The page can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/f/funds-for-frankie-sanchez-funeral-services



This article was updated on April 6. It was originally published on April 2.

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