Heritage Neighborhood – Hit and Run – Victim later passed away – Suspect in custody

December 17, 2012
Press Release-UPDATE Fatal Hit and Run

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Ofc. George Simpson

On Monday December 17, 2012 Mark Allen Reeves, a 48 year old Vallejo resident, was taken into custody for felony hit & run and manslaughter charges, in relation to a fatal collision that occurred on November 16th on Alameda St at Virginia St in the City of Vallejo. The victim, Clementina Funes, 88, was struck
by a vehicle as she was walking across the street. She sustained serious injuries and was flown to John Muir Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The responsible driver fled the scene in the vehicle.

Debris recovered from the scene was determined to be from a silver 2001-2003 Mazda Protégé.

The suspect vehicle, a 2003 Protégé, and was later discovered in Walnut Creek.

During the investigation, it was established that Reeves was the responsible driver at the time of the collision. Reeves was actively avoiding police contact, until he came to the police station
on December 17th. After his interview, he was placed into custody and booked into the Solano County Jail for 20001 CVC, Felony Hit and Run and 192 (c)(1)PC, Vehicular Manslaughter.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or suspect vehicle should contact Ofc. George Simpson with the Vallejo Police Department at 707-648-4014.

Information can be provided to VPD at 800-488-9383 24 hours a day The Solano Crime Stoppers™ tip line (644-STOP) is a anonymous tip line that offers cash rewards for phone tips that solve violent and/or serious crimes committed in the greater Vallejo area.

Report from the Vallejo Police Department

VPD CR 12-14246

On Thursday November 16th at 5:19 PM a vehicle struck an 88 year old pedestrian at the intersection of Alameda and Virginia Streets. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene leaving the lady critically injured.

The victim was flown to John Muir Hospital with serious injuries. Unfortunately on November 21st the victim succumbed to her injuries.

Debris recovered from the scene of the crime was determined to be from a 2001-2003 Mazda Protégé, 4-door, silver in color.

This matches witness descriptions. There will be significant front driver’s side damage, to include a broken left head light and probable windshield damage.

The vehicle was last seen eastbound on Tennessee at Amador Street.

The attached photos represent what the vehicle may look like they are not the actual vehicle.

Please be on the lookout for such a vehicle. If you have any information regarding this case please don’t hesitate to contact Officer George Simpson at 648-4014.