October 18, 2023 – The driver of an SUV has been arrested following a fatal hit and run collision just after midnight at Shaw/Willow in Clovis. At 12:33 A.M., a Clovis Police Officer on patrol noticed a person down in the roadway next to a motorized scooter on Willow just north of Shaw. Officers and EMS provided medical aid to the adult male in the roadway, and he was transported to the hospital, however, sadly he passed away.
Our investigation so far has shown that the driver of the SUV was northbound on Willow and was traveling through the Shaw intersection on a green light. The male on the motorized scooter was traveling eastbound Shaw on the westbound side of the street, against a red signal light at Willow.
As officers attempted to contact the driver of an SUV pulled over on Willow just north of Shaw, another male got into the driver seat and sped away. Officers were able to pull over the SUV a short distance away and arrested the driver without incident. As this arrest was being made, the male who was driving the SUV at the time of the collision, arrived in another car and was arrested as well.
The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased male as 23-year-old Joshua Hatfield of Fresno.
The initial driver of the SUV has been identified as 35-year-old Tracy Slocum of Fresno. Slocum was booked into Fresno County Jail for felony hit and run. The other male was identified as 35-year-old Latray Magano and was arrested for obstructing an investigation.