The vehicle involved in a deadly hit and run accident with a cyclist last Thursday night in Fontana was identified by police investigators.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle that struck and killed 25-year-old Alex Patrick Silva was a dark red 2000 Chevrolet Corvette convertible.
The accident took place on Thursday, July 12th on Wilson Avenue east of San Sevine Road at around 11:55 p.m. where the American made sports car crashed into the back of Silva, who was riding a bike in the bike lane with a friend.
The slick driver immediately fled the scene after the collision, leaving the biker on the ground, seriously injured. Emergency response personnel quickly took Silva to Kaiser Foundation Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The suspect’s vehicle, which is still being hunted down, is described as having damage to its front left bumper, fender and driver’s side, as well as damage to the convertible roof and a cracked side window.
“We were all in a state of shock,” said cousin Marissa Olivar. His family is remaining hopeful that the suspect will soon be caught or turned in. “I know my brother wants us to be strong,” says brother Arthur Silva. “And we will be strong and catch the person who did this.”
Police are still investigating the accident site, which now features a memorial complete with photos, flowers, and mementos to remember the fallen biker. Investigators are asking for anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the man who killed Silva to notify the San Bernardino police as soon as possible.
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