A hit and run in south Modesto on Oct. 5 has claimed the life of a local woman two weeks after the collision.
Ana Lovins, 40, died Thursday after being removed from life support, said her friend Jennifer Aguiar.
The collision that killed Lovins happened at 10:20 p.m. Oct. 5 on Olivero Road, west of Jim Way, near Crows Landing Road. Lovins was walking on Olivero Road when she was struck by a 2003 GMC Yukon that then left the scene, turning north onto Jim Way, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver of the GMC, Consuelo Aguilar, 48, of Modesto turned herself in to the CHP on Oct. 10 after seeing social media posts about the hit and run. At this time Aguilar has not been formally charged, but could be facing charges of vehicular manslaughter and hit and run, said CHP spokesperson Officer Thomas Olsen.
Emergency personnel rushed Lovins to Doctors Medical Center with serious injuries. Aguiar said she had mass swelling in the brain and had to be put on life support. On Wednesday, Lovins was taken off life support and transferred to hospice care. She died on Thursday night.
“Ana is such a sweet amazing soul and did not deserve any of this,” Aguiar said.
Lovins was born in Utah and lived in Modesto, Turlock, and Hughson and different points of her life. She is the mother to four boys, ages 11 to 21.
“She was such a lively soul with the most spirit and love towards others,” Aguiar said. “If anyone was ever in need she was there.”
Aguiar and her family have started a gofundme account to help pay for the funeral expenses. The gofundme account is at https://www.gofundme.com/f/n4gbtn-tragic-hit-and-run?pc=fb_co_campmgmt_m&rcid=r01-157067171914-a5f5b08ec33e4b5d&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb.