Marques and Sabrina Rodriguez of Manteca, Calif. are pictured in a photo posted on his Facebook page in September of 2012. Marques was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 99 north of Pelandale Avenue in Modesto on December 22nd.
Marques and Sabrina Rodriguez of Manteca, Calif. are pictured in a photo posted on his Facebook page in September of 2012. Marques was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 99 north of Pelandale Avenue in Modesto on December 22nd. Courtesy of Sabrina Rodriguez
Marques and Sabrina Rodriguez of Manteca, Calif. are pictured in a photo posted on his Facebook page in September of 2012. Marques was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 99 north of Pelandale Avenue in Modesto on December 22nd. Courtesy of Sabrina Rodriguez

Deke has been an editor and reporter with The Modesto Bee since 1995. He currently does breaking-news, education and human-interest reporting. A Beyer High grad, he studied geology and journalism at UC Davis and CSU Sacramento.