Joey Branco Killed in Crash at Lander and Greenway Avenues
Ernest Valenzuela Arrested in Fatal Turlock Accident
Turlock, CA (June 22, 2020) – A man was killed in a hit and run crash in Turlock. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of June 22 at Lander and Greenway avenues.
Ernest Valenzuela, 49, was driving a Volkswagen on Lander Avenue. He was making a left turn onto Greenway Avenue when he hit a motorcycle. The rider, 50-year-old Joey Branco, died at the accident scene.
Valenzuela fled the scene but later called police from his house. He was arrested for felony hit and run and misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Joey Branco.