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Bicycle Rider Killed in Collision With SUV on Blackstone Is Identified



Bicycle rider Frank Romero, 73, of Fresno, died Tuesday morning after being struck by an SUV. (GV Wire/Paul Marshall)
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The 73-year-old bicycle rider killed early Tuesday morning after getting struck by an SUV was Frank Romero, the Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office said Wednesday afternoon.

Officers arriving at the scene around 5:30 a.m. found the Fresno resident with serious injuries. He died a short time later at a hospital.

Cyclist in the Crosswalk

Romero was riding south on Blackstone Avenue and was in the crosswalk when an SUV going east on Herndon Avenue struck him, a police spokeswoman said.

Police said that the driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal collision stayed on the scene and cooperated with officers.


Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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