Family Makes Plea as Hit-and-Run Victim is Pulled Off Life Suppo - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Family Makes Plea as Hit-and-Run Victim is Pulled Off Life Support

Posted:

A Fresno father is still alive Tuesday night, after he was pulled off life support.

Tragically, doctors are not expecting Joseph “John” Ortega to make it through the night.

Ortega was hit by a car nearly a week ago, along McKinley Avenue, just east of First Street.

The driver who hit him, is still on the loose.

"They left us without a dad now," says Joseph Ortega.

He spoke with KMPH Fox 26 News outside of Community Regional Medical Center, where his father has been since Wednesday, June 18th.

"Everybody only has one father in their life. He left us three now, my little sisters and myself," he says.

Family members say Joseph “John” Ortega was walking to a store, when he was hit.

"His whole family is hurting because of that one person who didn't see him and left him there like he was nothing, but he means everything to us," says Joselina Ortega, his daughter.

Detectives believe the car that hit Ortega was a white, BMW 3- series.

It could be a 2001 to 2003 model.

The car would have extensive damage.

"The person, if they're watching this, just turn themselves in. they're making it worse on themselves now," says Joseph Ortega.

"Just have some kind of mercy on our family," says Johnessa Ortega, another one of the victim’s daughters.

If you have any information, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers, at 559-498-STOP (7867).

You can remain anonymous.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Police Arrest Woman They Say Set Home On Fire

    Police Arrest Woman They Say Set Home On Fire

    A woman has now been arrested for a fire that was set on purpose in the area of First Street and Tulare Avenue in Fresno.More >>
    A woman has now been arrested for a fire that was set on purpose in the area of First Street and Tulare Avenue in Fresno.More >>
  • Woman Ejected In Morning Crash In Southwest Fresno

    Woman Ejected In Morning Crash In Southwest Fresno

    A woman, not wearing a seat belt, was ejected when two cars crashed at Jensen and Brawley in Southwest Fresno early Wednesday morning.More >>
    A woman, not wearing a seat belt, was ejected when two cars crashed at Jensen and Brawley in Southwest Fresno early Wednesday morning.
    More >>
  • Yosemite National Park Fire Continues To Spread

    Yosemite National Park Fire Continues To Spread

    Right now, firefighters are still trying to gain control of two wildfires in the Sierra Nevada.The French Fire is burning in the steep terrain of Madera County, just east of Coarsegold near Mammoth Pool Reservoir.People living in the Kinsman Flat and Mammoth Pool areas are being told to be packed and ready to leave if the fire becomes a threat.So far some 2,000 acres have burned.The other fire is burning near the communities of El Portal and Foresta, right on the edge of Yosemite National Pa...More >>
    Right now, firefighters are still trying to gain control of two wildfires in the Sierra Nevada.The French Fire is burning in the steep terrain of Madera County, just east of Coarsegold near Mammoth Pool Reservoir.People living in the Kinsman Flat and Mammoth Pool areas are being told to be packed and ready to leave if the fire becomes a threat.So far some 2,000 acres have burned.The other fire is burning near the communities of El Portal and Foresta, right on the edge of Yosemite National Pa...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.