Missing Veteran Died on Memorial Day Just after Family Finds Him at San Joaquin General Hospital
FOX 40 News
BY KRISTI GROSS
June 1, 2019
MANTECA -- Alejandro “Alex” Yepez was a loving father of three. The 37-year-old was also a beloved son and a military veteran who served four years in the Army and more than a year in the National Guard.
“He was silly. He always would be silly with them, said the mother of Alex’s children, Desiree Yepez.
Alejandro’s mother, Mary-Elena Mello says Alex will be missed.
“He was a happy person. He was very outgoing, caring, joyful. He brought me a lot of happiness. And he's just... he's gone way too soon,” she said.
Alex’s family says he died in a hospital on Memorial Day after being involved in a crash in Manteca on May 14th.
The family tells FOX40 they have almost no information about what happened.
“The only thing I do know is that he was hit by a vehicle. Was it a truck? Was it a car? I don't even know that,” Mello said.
They say they didn't even know Alex was in the hospital until May 25th.
Mello says she was worried when Alex didn't return home on the 14th and began calling hospitals to find her son.
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