Fernando Hernandez Flores - California - 1992 Aug 15, 2021 8:14:53 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Aug 15, 2021 8:14:53 GMT -5
Photo Credits: Newspapers.com archives
Vital Statistics (Provided By Orange County Warrants Search)
Current Age: 52 (As of August 15, 2021)
Weight: 150 lbs
Date of Crime: September 20, 1992
Location of Crime: Santa Ana, California
Fernando Hernandez Flores is wanted for causing a motor vehicle collision that left seven people dead, including several children.
Fernando was driving a pickup truck when he allegedly ran a red light. The truck collided into a church van that had been modified to carry 18 people. The van did not have seat belts or other restraints as a result of trying to fit that many people. As a result of Fernando's alleged actions, the following victims lost their lives (along with the numerous people who were injured).
- 27-year old Julio Guzman
- 30-year old Sonia Castro
- 31-year old Rutilia Oliva, her unborn fetus, her 4-year old son Daniel and her 2-year old son Carlos
- 16-year old Ericka Mendez, who was Rutilia's niece
- 13-year old Iris Roman
Fernando fled from the accident scene and has been on the run ever since. The church pastor who operated the modified van was not criminally charged.
Based on crime location, it is advised to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Department at 714-647-7000 if you have any information on Fernando Hernandez Flores's whereabouts.
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Thoughts? As of today, August 15, 2021, there is still an active arrest warrant for Fernando in the Orange County warrants directory. For whatever reason the charge is listed as "hit and run injury", but the date of birth matches the age of Fernando at the time of crime (based on the articles I had read).
This sadly appears to be Sarkis Peltekian all over again. Not only based on the exact same number of people killed but how this case has largely been forgotten about, except for a 2015 news article. The only reason I even have Fernando's photo is because it was posted in a Los Angeles Times article back in 1992.
Back in 2015, it was believed that Fernando had fled to his family's residence in Guerrero, Mexico. I really hope that Mexican officials would be willing to help get justice in this horrible case, by actually arresting and extraditing Fernando. I understand they are often not willing to do this in vehicular homicide type cases, but I hope they might make an exception here.