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CHP seeks woman accused of killing Alamo bicyclist in March

Authorities allege hit-and-run driver fled town after fatal crash in Solano County

The California Highway Patrol is asking the public to help find a driver who is believed to have struck and killed an Alamo bicyclist in Solano County in March.

Adrianna Melendez, 23, of Winters, is suspected of hitting Alamo resident Dan Taylor on Putah Creek Road a mile east of Interstate Highway 505 near Winters around 5 p.m. on March 26, according to a CHP statement released this week.

Taylor, 72, was riding in a timed interval race through a long stretch of road that runs between orchards in the area, the CHP said.

He was struck by a vehicle traveling west between 55 and 60 mph that crossed into the eastbound lane. Taylor was propelled over the vehicle before landing in an orchard and died of internal and head injuries, the CHP said.

The vehicle continued traveling into the orchard, almost striking a tree, then went west towards Winters, the CHP said. Investigators would go on to develop information that led them to identify Melendez as the suspected driver.

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The CHP alleges Melendez took measures to conceal the fatal collision and left her home approximately on March 28 when she learned law enforcement might be looking for her.

There is a $50,000 warrant in Solano County for her arrest. Melendez is 5 feet 3 inches, approximately 265 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call CHP Officer Chris Parker at 428-2100.

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CHP seeks woman accused of killing Alamo bicyclist in March

Authorities allege hit-and-run driver fled town after fatal crash in Solano County

Uploaded: Thu, Sep 11, 2014, 10:27 am

The California Highway Patrol is asking the public to help find a driver who is believed to have struck and killed an Alamo bicyclist in Solano County in March.

Adrianna Melendez, 23, of Winters, is suspected of hitting Alamo resident Dan Taylor on Putah Creek Road a mile east of Interstate Highway 505 near Winters around 5 p.m. on March 26, according to a CHP statement released this week.

Taylor, 72, was riding in a timed interval race through a long stretch of road that runs between orchards in the area, the CHP said.

He was struck by a vehicle traveling west between 55 and 60 mph that crossed into the eastbound lane. Taylor was propelled over the vehicle before landing in an orchard and died of internal and head injuries, the CHP said.

The vehicle continued traveling into the orchard, almost striking a tree, then went west towards Winters, the CHP said. Investigators would go on to develop information that led them to identify Melendez as the suspected driver.

The CHP alleges Melendez took measures to conceal the fatal collision and left her home approximately on March 28 when she learned law enforcement might be looking for her.

There is a $50,000 warrant in Solano County for her arrest. Melendez is 5 feet 3 inches, approximately 265 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call CHP Officer Chris Parker at 428-2100.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Kevin
Danville
on Sep 11, 2014 at 10:48 am
Kevin, Danville
on Sep 11, 2014 at 10:48 am

Thank you for sharing the link. We'd ask all readers to forward this to all their family, friends, facebook accounts, etc.

She ran down Dan Taylor, 72 years old, of Alamo, while he was riding his bicycle. A dear man, father, husband, friend, proudly served in the armed services, and grandfather. She coldly left him lying the street to die alone. Horrific crime.

Please help bring her to justice.

Thank you


Cholo
another community
on Sep 11, 2014 at 11:39 am
Cholo, another community
on Sep 11, 2014 at 11:39 am

Is she an American citizen?

How tragic that this good man was killed by another crazy driver.

EXECUTE her.


Julia
Alamo
on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:21 am
Julia, Alamo
on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:21 am

I agree with Cholo...And that is all I have to say about that.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini, from Alamo

I did not know the Taylor family. MY Condolences to the Family.


Kathy
Danville
on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:19 am
Kathy, Danville
on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:19 am

Finally this has been posted to the public, This tragic killing happened in March, way too long to be published! Share this with your friends and family so she doesn't go without punishment - although how can this person live with herself, and go to sleep?
I just don't understand! So tragic for all of us who knew this wonderful person, I'm so happy I had the opportunity to have known him.


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