Friends hosting fundraiser for hit-and-run victim

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Friends of a hit-and-run crash victim are hoping to honor their loved one and help his family in the process.

Angel Vega, 20, and Meghan Clevenger, 24, were killed in the crash at the intersection of Speedway and Wilmot early Sunday morning, July 15.

Vega's friends are holding a car show fundraiser on Saturday, July 21, and encouraging members of the community to show off their vehicles in Vega's honor.

The car show is being held at Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service on Speedway Boulevard between Columbus and Swan, in midtown Tucson. Those wishing to enter their cars in the show should arrive at 9:00 a.m. for registration. The event is open to spectators at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Car registration is $5 but it is free to participate as a spectator.

Officers identified Sean Michael Yacks, 30, as the suspect in the fatal hit-and-run crash and said an arrest warrant has been issued on charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash.

The Tucson Police Department said Yacks was driving a black 2018 Nissan Sentra, ran a red light and crashed into the car driven by Clevenger.

The TPD said Yacks is 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with brownish-blonde hair and blue eyes. He has multiple tattoos, including "AZ" on the center back of his neck, "9-29-11" on his left wrist and a mural on his right leg.

Yacks should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him or have information on his whereabouts, call 911 immediately and do not approach.

If you have any additional information, call 88-CRIME or go to 88crime.org.

GoFundMe pages have been set up for the victims: 

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