A trucker was killed in what police are calling a hit-and-run at a
Flying J in
Ronald Bert Mendez, 48, a driver for Interstate Distributing Co., was
struck by a large vehicle, possibly another truck, at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov.
The Desert Dispatch, a
Barstow-based newspaper, reported that Mendez had bought food at a Burger King
across the street from the Flying J and was heading back to his truck when he
The police are looking for information about the incident, though they
have no description of the vehicle involved. Police said they don’t know if the
driver was even aware that he or she hit Mendez.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Barstow Police Det. Steve
Cunningham at (760) 255-5183. Anonymous tips can be reported to the We Tip hot
line at 1-800-78-CRIME.