Mazda Found in Walnut Creek Involved in Hit-and-Run Fatality

Vallejo man arrested on vehicular manslaughter charges after death of pedestrian in November.

Bay City News Service

A Vallejo man was arrested on vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run charges Monday in connection with a collision that killed a pedestrian last month, Vallejo police said.

Mark Allen Reeves, who was identified as a suspect, had been avoiding contact with police since the Nov. 16 fatality, but he came to the Vallejo police station Monday, Officer George Simpson said. Debris recovered at the scene was used to identify the vehicle as a silver, 4-door 2001-2003 Mazda Protégé that was later found in Walnut Creek, Simpson said.

After an interview, Reeves was arrested for the two felony charges and booked in the Solano County jail, Simpson said.

Clementina Funes, 88, of Vallejo, was struck by a vehicle on Alameda Street at Virginia Street around 5:20 p.m. She died Nov. 21 at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

Police offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the driver who fled the scene east on Tennessee Street. The suspect's car was captured on a video surveillance camera moments before the collision.
Police said the collision likely caused damage to the front driver's side of the Mazda, including a broken left headlight and windshield damage.

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