Police seek help locating Livingston hit-and-run suspect

Sun-Star StaffJune 25, 2014 

Teofilo Ramos has been identified as the driver of a gold Mitsubishi Montero that struck and killed 62-year-old Mohammad Choudhry on June 7, 2014. Officers released a photograph of Ramos, but said the picture taken about 15 years ago. Police said it was the best photograph available.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LIVINGSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

Livingston police are seeking the public’s help to find a suspect in a hit-and-run traffic collision that left one man dead.

Teofilo Ramos has been identified as the driver of a gold Mitsubishi Montero that struck and killed 62-year-old Mohammad Choudhry on June 7, the Livingston Police Department said in a news release.

Choudhry was pronounced dead at the scene in the area of Briarwood Drive and F Street in Livingston, police said.

The victim was walking in the area about 11 p.m. when he was struck by the sport-utility vehicle and dragged “several hundred feet,” police said.

Moments after the collision, a vehicle initially described by police as gray ran off the road, crashing into an embankment on Peach Avenue. The driver, later identified by police as Ramos, fled the scene, officers said.

“Ramos was also seen leaving that vehicle after the collision,” police said in the statement.

Ramos is wanted for felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. He is known to frequent Livingston and Winton, where he has family.

Police described Ramos as standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Officers on Wednesday released a photograph of Ramos taken about 15 years ago. Police said it was the best photo available.

Anyone with information regarding Ramos’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Livingston Police Department at (209) 394-7916.

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