HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist killed in a Wednesday night hit-and-run crash as Jerry Romero, 29, of Apple Valley.
At about 7:50 pm, on September 12, 2018, Romero had left work and was on his way home to be with his family and pregnant girlfriend.
As Romero traveled eastbound on Main Street a white SUV type vehicle pulled out of the shopping center on the south-west corner and directly into the path of Romero. Unable to stop, Romero’s Harley-Davidson Sportster collided with the SUV causing him to be ejected and to sustain fatal injuries.
According to the coroner’s report, Romero was pronounced deceased at 8:02 pm, by San Bernardino County Fire Department Personnel.
Immediately after the impact, the suspect driver fled the scene with no concern for the rider’s condition.
Jerry’s employer Sam Kassab with Trident T Fire Protection created a Gofundme account to help Jerry’s family to get through the hard times. Donations can be made by clicking this link: Jerry Romero.
“Jerry was a great guy in every way and didn’t deserve to have this happen to him. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Our hearts and prayers are with his family, wishing them hope and comfort in these difficult times,” stated Kassab.
Jerry is survived by a son and his girlfriend who is 8-months pregnant with their next. The young couple recently celebrated a baby shower for their unborn child in August.
Authorities are continuing to search for a white SUV type vehicle with damage to the front and/or left side of the vehicle.
Anyone who might have witnessed the crash or with any information is urged to contact Sgt. Hubbard with the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at (760)947-1500.