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Alleged street racer arrested in Modesto hit-and-run death of Dakota Stockton

Police say the suspect was racing four other vehicles along McHenry Avenue when he hit Stockton. None of the drivers stopped.

MODESTO, Calif. — The man accused in a deadly hit-and-run in Modesto was racing against four other cars when the collision happened, police said Wednesday.

Dakota Stockton, 23, was killed July 6 while crossing McHenry Avenue. His mother told ABC10 that Stockton was left to die alone after the driver took off.

Modesto Police Department said Ahmad Fayaz, 26, of Modesto, was arrested in the deadly hit-and-run Wednesday. Police made the bust after using evidence collected during the investigation to identify the vehicle and driver who hit him.

Fayaz is accused of racing four other cars along McHenry Avenue when he hit Stockton and is charged with felony hit-and-run. Police said none of the drivers stopped after the crash happened, and they're encouraging the other drivers to come forward.

"Lastly, we’d like to remind everyone that street racing is not only illegal, it is dangerous! The excessive speeds from racing increases the risk of car accidents and can cause catastrophic injuries. It’s not worth it!" Modesto Police Department wrote in a news release.

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