The life of Matthew Brian Ramirez was cut short this week when the 20-year-old was struck and killed by a vehicle on Haven Avenue near Chaffey College. On Wednesday, family members came to the sheriff’s Rancho Cucamonga station seeking help from the public in identifying the driver and the vehicle involved in the collision.
“We are asking the community to reach out and contact authorities here. Give them the help they need to bring some closure,” said Michael Martinez, Ramirez’s uncle, on behalf of the victim’s mother, father and sister at the news conference.
“My sister Sandra is obviously devastated by the loss of her son,” he said. “This is a parent’s worst nightmare.”
Ramirez, of Rancho Cucamonga, was found about 12:20 a.m. Monday in the middle of the south lanes of Haven Avenue, north of Wilson Avenue, according to a San Bernardino County sheriff’s news release.
He was airlifted with extensive injuries to a hospital and pronounced dead at 1:43 a.m., according to the news release.
Earlier that evening, he was at a pool party in the Haven View Estates, less than a mile north of where he was hit.
He got into an argument with other people at the party and left, according to the news release.
He was walking down Haven, where there is no sidewalk or trail, when he was struck by the vehicle, according to the news release.
Ramirez was on his way home to the 6000 block of Jasper Street, two miles away.
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