Friends, family remember Fresno father killed in hit-and-run on Christmas

HANFORD, Calif. -- Raymond Romero Jr. was four blocks away from home when an SUV t-boned his family. Police say the two men climbed out, ditched their car on the side of the road. His family says they won't rest until those men are found.

Their grief cannot be put into words but you can hear it in their voices see it on their faces and feel it emanating from their tight circle of friends.

The victim's cousin, Angelica Valenzuela said, "I just want them to know that they've hurt our family deeply and they need to come forward, they really do."

When a hit and run driver rammed into 32-year-old Raymond Romero Jr. Monday they killed a son, a fiance, and a man just weeks away from becoming a new father.

His longtime girlfriend was 9 months pregnant in the car. The crash forcing her to get a c-section.

Police suspect these two men were responsible for the crash.

Detectives say the SUV they were in ran a red light. After hitting Raymond's family, they ditched their car and ran away from the scene.

Romero's girlfriend delivered their daughter Monday night. Romero picked out her name -- Eileen.

It may be one of the only memories she'll have of her dad.

"She's only going to know him through stories, and pictures and us telling her who her dad was. She's never going to see him, hear him, feel his heartbeat nothing," Valenzuela said.

Romero's two other children, in addition to a younger cousin, were also injured in the crash.

A Christmas Day nightmare the family wants bringing to justice soon.
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