KSEE24 RESCAN /
KSEE24 has officially switched frequencies. You must rescan your TV if you use an antenna. Call 559-222-2411 Option 3 for more info.

Modesto police chase suspect crashes into gathering new taco truck, killing two fathers of four

News

A high-speed chase in Modesto turns deadly after the suspect’s vehicle slams into people eating near a taco truck.

Two innocent people, both fathers of four were killed. Pedro Gil, 31, and Melchor Leyva, 32 died. The chase started after a Modesto officer tried to pull over a stolen vehicle, but they instead sped off.

Police say the suspects inside that vehicle fired multiple shots at the officer during the chase, then hopped a curb crashing into a gathering of people eating at a taco truck.

“He was a good man, he was a family man, this is one of his daughters, he was a great, great father,” said Gil’s sister.

Two Bay area suspect have been charged in the case.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383
Email: OnYourSide@cbsfresno.com

Don’t Miss

Sunday Service
Best of the Valley
Sunday Morning Matters
MedWatch Today
Hispanic Heritage
Bulldog Insider: The Podcast
The Valley's Armenia
Pros Who Know