Fatal Hit-and-Run Suspect Caught After Calling Tow Truck

Police have arrested the suspect responsible for a fatal hit-and-run in Barstow earlier this month. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver of a desert racing truck struck a motorcyclist on Stoddard Wells Road around 3:30 p.m. The truck was traveling in the off-highway vehicle area about one mile west of Barstow Road when it struck the motorcycle. The truck driver then fled the scene.

The motorcyclist, 51-year-old Aaron Keith Wilder of Riverside, died at the scene at 3:38 p.m. About an hour later, CHP officers responded to a call from a towing company about a suspicious vehicle. The owner had requested to have his truck towed from the Love’s truck stop on Lenwood Road.

Officers arrived to find a Toyota Tundra with a missing hood and front end damage. The truck was impounded for evidence and the driver was arrested. The CHP is investigating the fatal hit-and-run, and it is not yet clear what the suspect is being charged with.

“We’re grateful for the towing company employee who had the insight to alert the police. Hit-and-run drivers need to understand that their cowardly and selfish decision to leave their victims has very serious consequences,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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