Sgt Michael Pershall Killed Riding Bike Along Merle Avenue Near Maid Mariane Lane in Modesto

Sgt Michael Pershall Killed Riding Bike Along Merle Avenue Near Maid Mariane Lane in Modesto

ON August 29, 2017

Off-duty Modesto Police Sergeant killed by DUI-related collision

According to a recent article from CBS Local Sacramento, there was a deadly collision on Tuesday which killed an off-duty sergeant named Michael Pershall along Merle Avenue near Savage Middle School.

As mentioned in the article, the accident occurred at about 6:00 p.m. last Tuesday when Pershall was riding his bicycle along Merle Avenue near Savage Middle School.

Reporters indicated that the 38-year-old sergeant was struck from behind by a suspected DUI driver.  Later investigators reported that the driver of the vehicle was identified as 32-year-old Matthew Gibbs, who remained on scene after the crash.

Authorities arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence, the article mentioned.

Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.

Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.

Our May Firm staff is deeply saddened upon hearing news of this deadly bicycle accident, and will keep the sergeant as well as his family in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.

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