KERN COUNTY, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- A Kern County man died after being injured in a second hit-and-run crash in about a week, and his family is seeking justice in the case, his mother told KTLA Sunday.
Rickey Chapman, 34, was struck and killed by an unknown driver on Friday night along North Sierra Highway in Rosamond, his mother, Rive Chapman said Sunday.
She said her son was also struck about a week before in another hit-and-run crash on the same road. His family had been relieved when they found out he was OK after the first crash, though his bicycle was destroyed. He was walking on a shoulder of the highway at night when he was struck in the second crash, his family said.
Rive Chapman described her son as "good-hearted" and a "hard worker." She said he had just joined the Los Angeles chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was trying to get his life back on track after previously being homeless.