LIVINGSTON -- Four people were injured, two seriously, in a head-on crash caused by a hit-and-run driver early Thursday on Washington Avenue north of Peach Avenue near Livingston.
Jose Leon-Felix, 36, of Delhi, was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto with major injuries following the 5:42 a.m. accident. A passenger, Jose Carranza, 62, of Delhi, was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto with major injuries, and another passenger, Moises Salinas, 22, of Delhi was taken to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock for treatment of minor injuries.
The driver of a 1977 GMC Sierra pickup, which hit Leon-Felix's 1992 Nissan Sentra head-on in the southbound lane of Washington Avenue, walked away from the scene. The man, described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds, is facing felony hit-and-run charges.
California Highway Patrol officers said Leon-Felix was southbound on Washington Avenue at 40 mph when the truck veered into the southbound lane directly in front of him. Both vehicles sustained major front-end damage.
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Jorge Leon-Felix, 62, of Delhi, also a passenger in the Nissan, received minor injuries in the accident.
Those with information about the accident are asked to contact Officer Eduard Quintanar at 356-2900 or 356-2956.