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Monday, November 6, 2023

PRESS RELEASE: Hit and Run Results in Death of Man and Search for Responsible Suspect and Vehicle

On November 6, 2023, at approximately 5:52 p.m., Turlock Police Dispatch received a call of a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 3100 block of West Christoffersen Parkway. When officers arrived on scene, they located an unresponsive male laying in the center median with severe head trauma. Turlock Fire Department and American Medical Response personnel assessed and transported the male to a local area hospital. Shortly after arrival at the hospital, the man succumbed to his injuries.

Witnesses described the responsible vehicle as a light-colored Hummer (H2), and is believed to be between a 2003 to 2009 year model. The unknown driver was seen fleeing eastbound immediately after the collision. Officers assigned to Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) were called to the scene to assume the investigation.The roadway was closed for nearly six hours as officers canvassed the area, gathered evidence, and attempted to locate camera footage. As a result of their investigation, it is believed the H2 will have damage to the front driver side.

The deceased male has been identified as Shane Hurst, a 33-year-old Turlock resident. It is believed that Shane was walking his bicycle and on his way home when the collision occurred.

M.A.I.T. Investigators are examining evidence and reviewing witness statements in an attempt to determine what transpired during the traffic incident.

Officer Michael Simbalenko said, “This investigation is a top priority for the Traffic Safety Unit. I ask that anyone who may have information about the identity of the responsible suspect or who may have seen the light colored Hummer, to please contact the Traffic Safety Unit.”

The Turlock Police Department ask that anyone with information, call Officer Michael Simbalenko at (209) 668-6523. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Sergeant Michael Parmley. Any media requests should contact: Sergeant Michael Parmley Office of Professional Standards Turlock Police Department Office phone - (209) 664-7345 Email –

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