Cyclist Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Collision near Cactus Road

ADELANTO, CA (August 10, 2022) – Saturday night, Marty Sparling was fatally struck in a hit-and-run bicycle accident on US Highway 395.

The incident occurred around 10:21 p.m., near Cactus Road. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

Investigators said a 2008 Lincoln Navigator struck 59-year-old Sparling while riding his bike across the highway. Upon impact, the involved driver immediately left the scene.

Medics arrived and transported Sparling to a nearby hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

At this time, Adelanto Officials are asking anyone with information about the suspect, identified as Erika Romero-Aguilar, to contact Victor Valley Officials at 760-552-6800.

Following preliminary duties, authorities also found the involved vehicle abandoned at a Pilot Truck Stop near Joshua Street in Hesperia. At this time, an active investigation into the fatal bicycle accident on US Highway 395 is currently underway.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Marty Sparling.


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