APPLE VALLEY – The family of the 44-year-old Apple Valley man who lost his life after being ejected from a Jeep on Saturday, August 4, 2018, is asking for help to raise funds for his funeral.
The collision that took the life of the father of five, remains under investigation. Authorities said that at around 10:07 p.m. that they were dispatched to a report of a traffic collision near State Highway 18 and Pawnee Road in the Town of Apple Valley. When they arrived they located an overturned Jeep and a fully ejected male lying in the roadway. The man was later identified by family as George Hernandez was determined to be dead at the scene. Authorities believed that Hernandez was the driver of the vehicle, but others report that he was the passenger.
Witnesses who were at the scene reported that two men, either Caucasian or Hispanic, crawled out of the mangled vehicle and fled from the scene. If anyone witnessed the collision and have not spoken to authorities, they are asked to call (760) 956-5001.
Meanwhile, the family of Hernandez is left with only the memories of their father, son, brother, and uncle. They are also left with the unexpected financial obligation of his burial. They are asking for help during this difficult time and are collecting funds through Go Fund Me.
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