The family of a motorcyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run crash Monday on a freeway in Glendora is pleading for the driver to turn himself into authorities.
Raymond Hernandez, 53, died on the westbound 210 Freeway around 5:10 a.m. while he was riding in the carpool lane east of Sunflower Avenue, the California Highway Patrol reported. A dark colored SUV changed lanes in front of Hernandez, causing him to lose control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle and fall onto the freeway.
Hernandez did not collide with the SUV, but after falling off of his bike and into the lane Hernandez was fatally hit by a white, double cab Toyota Tundra. The truck's driver stopped and made contact with Hernandez briefly, but fled the scene without offering him any aid, the CHP said.
"I know it's hard, but I hope he has a heart to turn himself in and let us know what happened," Ray Hernandez, the victim's father, said at a news conference.
Hernandez was transported to Foothill Presbyterian Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, CHP officials reported.
Witnesses described the Toyota Tundra that struck Hernandez as an early 2000's model, and told the CHP the driver was possibly a Hispanic man in his 30’s, with a medium build, standing approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about160 pounds and was clean shaven.
The driver was wearing an orange shirt, jeans, and work boots, the CHP added.
Family members told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune Hernandez was on his way to work at a Vons warehouse in El Monte when we he was fatally struck.
Anyone with information about the fatal crash was asked to call the Baldwin Park CHP office at 626-338-1164.