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Exclusive: Susan Gladding shares her emotional journey, fight for Gavin’s Law and her powerful message to Governor Newsom
January 19, 2020
It’s something no spouse and family can prepare for, a deadly hit and run. The wife of the late Clovis vice principal Gavin Gladding continues her emotional journey and fight for Gavin’s law this next Thursday in Sacramento.
Wife of late Clovis vice principal hopes to pass legislation
January 16, 2020
FRESNO, California (KSEE) – The wife of the late Clovis vice principal, Susan Gladding, says she will be heading back to Sacramento for another round of talks with state lawmakers in hopes to pass another legislative hurdle.
Gavin’s Law, Punishing Hit-and-Run Drivers, Advances in Assembly
January 14, 2020
A law to toughen criminal penalties on hit-and-run drivers inspired by a Fresno tragedy passed a major legislative hurdle Tuesday. The Assembly Public Safety Committee approved “Gavin’s Law” 5-0 with three members not present.
March 19, 2019
Sacramento - A bill that would beef up the penalties for drivers of a serious hit and run crashes is gaining traction in the State Capitol.
Emotional Testimony From Widow Helps ‘Gavin’s Law’ Pass Through Committee
March 19, 2019
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A bill looking to strengthen penalties for hit and run drivers cleared an important hurdle Tuesday. Assembly Bill 582, also known as Gavin’s Law, would close a loophole that incentivizes some people to leave the scene of a crash.
Will Gavin’s Law, Honoring Killed Educator, Clear First Hurdle?
March 18, 2019
Hundreds of family and friends of a Clovis Unified educator killed in a hit-and-run accident gathered at a Fresno park on Friday asking Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) one thing: Bring home justice for their beloved Gavin Gladding.
How would Gavin's Law have affected drivers in past hit-and-run crashes?
March 15, 2019
Under the current statute, California Vehicle Code Section 20001, the maximum penalty for a hit-and-run where someone was hurt or killed is four years in prison, and/or a fine of between one thousand to ten thousand dollars.
Plea deal reached for man charged as accessory in fatal hit-and-run of Clovis educator Gavin Gladding
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Flanked by his defense attorney, Moises Valdez Guerrero wore a dark colored suit on Wednesday as he agreed to a plea bargain for his involvement in the cover up of a deadly hit-and-run crash that took the life of a popular Clovis educator.
Susan Gladding’s emotional statement to the court during sentencing of husband’s killer
November 27, 2018
Susan Gladding, wife of Gavin Gladding, speaks to the court during the sentencing hearing of Rogelio Alvarez Maravilla on Monday morning. Alvarez Maravilla was sentenced to three years in prison for the hit-and-run killing. Video by: John Walker
Uncovered documents connect several people to deadly Gavin Gladding hit-and-run
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Action News has unearthed search warrants connecting several people to the cover-up after the hit-and-run collision that killed popular Clovis Unified vice principal Gavin Gladding.
‘No remorse or apology.’ Details of beer pong and coverups in Clovis educator’s death
November 20, 2018
Rogelio Alvarez Maravilla went to a party where attendees were playing beer pong before he ran over Clovis Unified administrator Gavin Gladding in a hit-and-run fatal collision in September, according to a Fresno Superior Court document released this week.
'The life we dreamed of...was turned upside down:' widow of Clovis educator during sentencing of 18-year old hit and run driver
Monday, November 26, 2018
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The grief is still new and life without Gavin is still an adjustment. His widow's entire life plans were destroyed that September morning. And she's now trying to cope with raising two young kids without the man who they all adored.
CHP announces that it has arrested teen suspected of hit and run that killed Clovis Unified Vice Principal Gavin Gladding
Friday, September 21, 2018
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The California Highway Patrol has arrested the suspect who is suspected of hitting and killing Clovis Unified Vice Principal Gavin Gladding. Rogelio Alvarez, 18, was arrested Friday night and is accused of vehicular manslaughter, hit and run, and driving without a license.
Suspect accused of hit and run death of Vice Principal Gavin Gladding released after posting bail
September 22, 2018
Fresno Calif. - Suspect accused of the hit and run accident that killed Fort Washington Elementary School Vice Principal Gavin Gladding released from jail after posting bail. The Fresno Sheriff’s said the suspect identified as 18-year old Rogelio Alvarez posted bond and released just after 10:00 am on Saturday. His bail was set at $6,100.
Broken windshield, mirror replaced after collision that killed Clovis vice principal
OCTOBER 09, 2018
Rogelio Alvarez Maravilla, who’s accused of killing Clovis Unified vice principal Gavin Gladding on Friant Road, has admitted to being the driver in the fatal hit-and-run collision last month, newly released Fresno Superior Court documents say.
Court documents reveal truck in deadly hit and run had been repaired before suspect turned himself in
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Action News has obtained court documents revealing the truck involved in the hit and run crash that killed Gavin Gladding a Clovis Unified Vice Principal had been repaired before the suspect turned himself into the California Highway Patrol.
Clovis West, Community Raises Money For Gladding Family With A White-Out
September 28, 2018
CLOVIS, Ca - Clovis, CA - A white-out to raise money for the Gladding family. About 600 shirts were sold prior to Friday's game at $10 apiece and that's across Clovis Unified. During the game it was very evident that many students and teachers are still trying to cope with the tragic hit and run death of Gavin Gladding.
Reward now over $20,000 for tips leading to arrest of driver who hit and killed Clovis Unified Vice Principal
Thursday, September 20, 2018
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The reward has increased for tips leading to the arrest of the driver of a truck that hit and killed a beloved Clovis Unified Vice Principal.
Family joins CHP asking people for help in finding suspect who hit and killed Clovis Unified Vice Principal
Friday, September 21, 2018
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Notes and flowers carry on Gavin Gladding's legacy at the intersection of Friant and Old Friant Road. His students have been vocal about finding the driver that abandoned their vice principal on the side of the road. On Friday, his grief-stricken family joined in the chorus of voices for truth.
Authorities continue to search for hit-and-run driver who killed beloved Clovis Unified Vice Principal
Monday, September 17, 2018
FRESNO, Calif. -- A community left shocked and heartbroken following the death of Gavin Gladding killed early Sunday morning in a hit and run while jogging near Friant and Old Friant road.
Runners pay tribute to Fort Washington administrator in Gavin Gladding Mile
November 04, 2018
An estimated 400 participants joined the final mile of the Two Cities Marathon and Half to honor Fort Washington Elementary School administrator Gavin Gladding who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while training for the marathon.
Fort Washington Elementary vice principal killed by hit-and-run driver
September 17, 2018
FRESNO, Calif. - The community of Fort Washington Elementary School is grieving, following the death of the school's vice principal, 43-year old Gavin Gladding. The California Highway Patrol said Gladding was jogging on Friant Road around 6pm on Sunday morning, when the driver of a pick-up truck hit him and drove off. Investigators continue the hunt for that driver.