Crime

Driver faces manslaughter charge after Riverbank crash that kills bicyclist

FILE PHOTO — A patrol car from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department
FILE PHOTO — A patrol car from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department

Update to this story >> Bicyclist fatally struck by DUI driver identified as Modesto man

Original story:

An intoxicated driver struck and killed a bicyclist Thursday on the east side of Riverbank, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Jordan Pomares-Boeh, 24, of Oakdale was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail after the accident, reported at about 11:30 a.m. on Claus Road near California Street.

The male bicyclist had not been identified as of Thursday night.

A sheriff’s news release said Pomares-Boeh was driving north on Claus when his vehicle veered to the east side of the road and hit the bicyclist. Officers contacted the driver at the scene, the release said.

Pomares-Boeh faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence, along with petty theft in a separate case. He remained in jail Thursday night on $102,000 bail.

The sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team is handling the case.

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