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UPDATE: Larry Charles Mitchell, 58, Named as Victim of Fatal Manchester Mall Hit-and-Run at Blackstone, Dakota Ave in Fresno

Fresno, CA — According to The Fresno Bee, authorities have identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run near Manchester Mall on Friday, May 17, 2024, as 58-year-old Fresno man Larry Charles Mitchell.

The collision occurred around 10:30 AM in the parking lot outside Planet Fitness, located at Blackstone and Dakota Avenues. Responding officers found Mitchell lying injured in the parking lot. Despite swift medical attention, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after being transported to a local hospital.

Police reports indicate that just before the collision there had been an interaction between Mitchell and a woman driving a red car. She reportedly fled the scene, heading south on Blackstone. Detectives are actively investigating whether the collision was intentional.

The Fresno Police Department confirmed that officers have conducted multiple witness interviews and are collaborating with nearby businesses to obtain surveillance footage that might shed light on the incident. The investigation remains ongoing as detectives work diligently to uncover the truth behind this tragic event.

Wrongful Death Claims

Whether or not a crash results in criminal charges for one of those involved, families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may be able to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver.

The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim can relieve the financial burdens created by medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

Insurance companies will work to reduce any claim they cannot deny, which is where the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can prove invaluable by negotiating on behalf of victims and their families to ensure they receive proper compensation.

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