Biker Community Mourns Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run

Biker Community Mourns Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run


A tight-knight motorcyclist community is even closer Friday night as Pasadena police sought public help to find a hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a beloved biker.

The collision occurred about 11:45 p.m. Thursday at Marengo Avenue and Washington Boulevard, the Pasadena Police Department reported.

The motorcyclist, a 60-year-old Pasadena man named Oscar “Daddio” Chavez, died, the coroner’s office said. 

“Daddio was your next door neighbor, the man you would trust to leave your children with,” said Rick Mitchell, a friend. “The guy that would pick your newspapers up when you were on vacation.”

A gray 2015 Tesla four-door sedan was heading north on Marengo Avenue at high speeds when it collided with the motorcycle at the intersection of Washington Boulevard.

The driver of the Tesla abandoned the car and ran off, police said. He was described only as a male.

“Turn yourself in,” said Sally Wright, Chavez’s sister. “You can’t bring him back but we need justice. We need justice for my brother.”

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Lt. Diego Torres at 626-744-7159, or the watch commander at 626-744-4620.

“We love him very much,” said his daughter, Christy Chavez. “A lot of broken hearts.”

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV

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