Police Use Social Media to Find Hit and Run Suspect
Police Use Social Media to Find Hit and Run Suspect

More than a month after a collision took the life of Yucca Valley resident Jerrod Austin Cary, police have arrested the hit and run suspect they believe struck the 32-year-old. Cheryl Dvoracek, 27, was identified as the driver of a 2007 Nissan Maxima that struck Cary on Avalon Avenue in Yucca Valley on Feb. 28 just after 2 a.m.

Cary was rushed to Hi-Desert Medical Center, where he died from his injuries an hour later. Witnesses identified the Maxima, which police found near the crash site. However, the car’s owner told officers that someone else had been using the car at the time of the crash. The investigation eventually led to Dvoracek as the hit and run suspect, but police were unable to locate her. She was apparently also wanted on drug and firearm charges.

Police posted Dvoracek’s photograph on Facebook for “Fugitive Friday” on March 25, asking the public for tips on her whereabouts. Dvoracek was found at a Yucca Valley home on March 31, then taken to the Morongo Basin Jail for felony hit and run. Inmate records also show Dvoracek is charged with transportation or sale of drugs, possession of drugs for sale and being a felon in the possession of a firearm.

“The power of Facebook and social media to disseminate news quickly is incredible,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group. “We’re glad to see justice served for the death of Jerrod Austin Cary.”

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 an auto 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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