Thirty-four-year-old Vanessa Julian of Modesto, California, was killed while pushing her bike on April 1, 2018, along North Ninth Street in Modesto. She was struck by a 2015 Hyundai Veloster driven by 27-year-old Modesto resident Louis Bowman. Police believe that both individuals were headed north when the fatal accident occurred between Carver Road and the Highway 99 overpass.
Emergency medical personnel transported Vanessa Julian to Doctors Medical Center, but they were informed a short time later that she did not survive. Louis Bowman stayed at the scene of the accident and cooperated with the police officers. While police continue to investigate what happened, they do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident that occurred about 11 AM. They have declined to say if speed might have been a contributing factor in the accident.
Anyone witnessing the accident is encouraged to Modesto Police Officer Randy Raduechel at 209-572-9154. Witnesses can also call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636 where they can remain anonymous if desired.