The search continues for the family of a man killed earlier this month when he was struck by a truck driven by John Pedrozo, chairman of the Merced County Board of Supervisors.
Marco Antonio Delgado, 33, was fatally struck by a pickup on the night of June 2 on Doppler Road north of Le Grand Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officials from the Merced County Coroner’s Office have been unable to reach anyone from Delgado’s family, Sgt. Delray Shelton told the Sun-Star on Tuesday.
The CHP investigation into the crash also continues.
Investigators said Pedrozo did not see Delgado, who was wearing dark clothing, until it was too late to avoid hitting him. A second vehicle also struck Delgado a short time later.
Officer Moises Onsurez said investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor in the incident. Onsurez said, to protect the investigation, he could not comment on many aspects of the case.
Onsurez did confirm that officers are working to retrace the steps taken in the 24 hours prior to the crash by Delgado and Pedrozo.
“That’s something officers do in every critical case,” Onsurez said Tuesday. “If anyone has any information they feel may be relevant to the incident, we’d like them to contact us.”
Pedrozo, after the crash, issued a prepared statement describing the incident as an “unavoidable tragedy.”
“Without question, this is the single most traumatic experience of my life,” Pedrozo said. “I cannot begin to express the pain I feel, but I’m mindful that it pales in comparison to that of this man’s family.”
Pedrozo was first elected to the county Board of Supervisors in 2004 and won re-election in 2008 and again in 2012.
Anyone with information on Delgado’s family is asked to call Deputy Coroner John Arguelles at the Merced County Coroner’s Office, (209) 385-7349. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the CHP at (209) 356-2958. Tips are confidential and callers may remain anonymous.
Rob Parsons: (209) 385-2482