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John Romero, 66, Killed in Fresno Hit-and-Run on East Avenue

FRESNO, California (May 7, 2016) – A 66-year-old Fresno man identified as John Romero was killed in a hit-and-run collision in an industrial area Thursday night on East Avenue, according to The Fresno Bee. (map)

The incident was reported around 9:15 p.m., near the railroad, north of Florence Avenue and east of the highways 41/99 interchange.

As per the article, police said Romero was found lying in the roadway unresponsive, next to his overturned wheelchair and several drink containers and plastic car parts. He was believed to have been struck by a driver who then fled the scene.

Romero was transported to Community Regional Medical Center, where he died.

Meanwhile, detectives affirmed that the suspect vehicle drove southbound on East Avenue following the crash. It was described as a single cab, short bed truck, possibly a Ford.


Johnson Attorneys Group’s most heartfelt condolences remain with the family members and all friends of the victim involved in this sudden tragedy. We hope the hit-and-run motorist will be located and justice will soon be served.

Losing a loved one suddenly is devastating for any family to endure, especially when that loved one’s life is taken as a result of someone else’s negligence. The loss is immeasurable. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand that losing a loved one is not only a deeply emotional loss, but also an economic one. If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongdoing of another party, contact our law firm and speak with an experienced California wrongful death attorney today at 800-235-6801. Our team will bring all our expertise to your case and help you get the justice you deserve.

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