Gilbert hit and run; bicyclist dead

photo: Gilbert Police
suspect photo: Gilbert Police

3/21/2016 ~ 8pm Bicyclist struck going northbound in the intersection of Queen Creek Road and Ranch House Parkway, Gilbert, AZ

The bicyclist was identified as 28 year-old  Erik Alsaker.

The driver fled the scene. Police are looking for a dark colored, small SUV or sedan w/ heavy front-end passenger side damage.

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GILBERT, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) -…Police said Erik Alsaker, 28, was riding a bike northbound in the intersection of Queen Creek Road and Ranch House Parkway at approximately 8 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a vehicle.
…Police are looking for a small SUV or dark-colored sedan with possible damage to the front end and windshield. The vehicle was last seen traveling west on Queen Creek Road.

Arrest

Wed March 23: Gilbert police have arrested Yongela Nelvik Ward, 22,  in connection with Monday evening’s fatal incident. The arrest was made due to a neighbor’s tip; police obtained a search warrant and found a vehicle consistent with the crash in garage..

Criminal Case

CR-2016002592; case minutes.

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket/CriminalCourtCases/caseInfo.asp?caseNumber=CR2016-002592

http://www.courtminutes.maricopa.gov/JONamesearch.asp?casenumber=CR2016002592

Defendant accepted a plea deal 3/22/2017.

Plead guilty to fatal hit-and-run, a class 3 felony. Sentencing still pending.

State’s Attorney: Christin J. Trusken
Defendant’s Attorney: Edwin A. Molina, III

There were a couple of odd notations:

10/28/2017 ORD – Order – Party (001) 11/7/2016  NOTE: GRANTING STATE’S MOTION FOR RELEASE OF VICTIM’S MEDICAL RECORDS

ALG – Allegation – Party (001) 9/29/2016
NOTE: STATE’S ALLEGATION OF AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES


 

PPD14394928 1 SPEED > REASONABLE/PRUDENT; AVOID COLL 3/24/2014 JDGMT GUILTY/RESP SENT IMPOSED

One thought on “Gilbert hit and run; bicyclist dead”

  1. Case Number: M-0741-4647139
    Title: St of Az vs WARD Category: Traffic
    Court: Phoenix Municipal Filing Date: 3/5/2013
    YONGELA NELVIK WARD DEFENDANT – D 1 Date of Birth: 03/1994
    PPD14394928 1 SPEED > REASONABLE/PRUDENT; AVOID COLL 3/24/2014 JDGMT GUILTY/RESP SENT IMPOSED

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