Aaron Escamilla was riding a bicycle on the railroad tracks across Schulte Road around 8:45 p.m. when he fell off the bike and was hit by a car traveling in the westbound lane, according to Tracy police.
The vehicle, possibly a 90s model, is also described as having tinted windows, fog lights, loud exhaust and could possibly have heavy front-end damage from the collision, the statement on Monday read.
Escamilla was flown by medical helicopter to Doctors Hospital in Modesto with a hip injury and head trauma. He was pronounced dead by hospital staff at 10 p.m.
No arrest has been made as of Monday afternoon.
The crossing is on Schulte Road between Lauriana Lane and Sycamore Parkway in central Tracy. The speed limit is 40 mph, and there are two lanes of traffic in each direction.
Two white crosses, two religious candles and three colorful bouquets of flowers were at the scene Monday, Feb. 11. Both crosses — which were adorned by stuffed animals — had the victim’s name, Aaron, in block lettering.
One cross read “10-4-85 to 2-6-13” while a bouquet had a card that read “I love you Daddy.” It was signed by Cinnamon in crayon.
Spray paint marks left by investigators — which indicate where evidence was located — were found on the road about 30 feet from the spot of impact.
Investigators were not available on Monday for comment because it’s their day off.
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