Hesperia Pedestrian Killed Identified

HESPERIA: Robert Colunga Jr., a 43-year-old resident of Hesperia and father of five was fatally struck and killed on January 24, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.

According to a press release, Colunga was walking eastbound across the 9500 block of Santa Fe Avenue east. A red 2002 Dodge Ram truck was traveling northbound on Santa Fe Avenue East and struck Colunga while he was in the roadway.

Colunga was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:03 P.M. The area remained closed to through traffic for several hours as officials waited for the arrival of coroners.

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

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