Beverly Sweeney Dead, Javier Ramirez Arrested after Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 4 [Discovery Bay, CA]

Beverly Sweeney Dead, Javier Ramirez Arrested after Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 4 [Discovery Bay, CA]

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Beverly Sweeney Dead, Javier Ramirez Arrested after Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 4 [Discovery Bay, CA]

87-Year-Old Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident near Newport Drive

DISCOVERY BAY, CA (November 27, 2023) – Thursday evening, Beverly Sweeney was killed and Javier Ramirez was arrested after a hit-and-run.

Around 11:40 p.m., police responded to the scene on the westbound lanes of Highway 4 near Newport Drive on November 16th.

Per reports, Ramirez was driving a vehicle when he struck Sweeney and immediately fled the scene. Ramirez then fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim or contacting police.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics later pronounced 87-year-old Sweeney, of Discovery Bay dead.

On November 22nd, police managed to arrest the hit-and-run driver, 32-year-old Javier Dominguez Ramirez, of Antioch. Ramirez was held in Martinez Detention Facility for felony hit-and-run with bail set to $50,000. 

Once available, further details will be provided.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Beverly Sweeney.


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