Investigators seeking witnesses in fatal hit and run |

Investigators seeking witnesses in fatal hit and run

Investigators are hoping witnesses will come forward in the July 1 hit and run death of a Johnson Lane resident.

Roberto Palomar-Espinoza, 21, was killed sometime early in the morning after being struck by a vehicle around 5 a.m. on Fremont Street in north Carson Valley.

Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Dan Gordon said an investigation is ongoing with both state and county officials seeking witnesses.

Anyone with information may contact Douglas County Investigator Leland Love at 782-6299 or, or Trooper Doug Hildebrand at (775) 687-9717 or, regarding case No. 170700025. Callers who want to remain anonymous may contact Secret Witness at 782-7463.

Friends and family are raising money for Palomar-Espinoza’s family.

He was the only child of Roberto Palomar and Catalina Espinoza. He lived in Carson Valley all his life and graduated from Aspire Academy High School in 2015.

According to his family, Palomar-Espinoza loved music and was a gifted amateur rapper and singer who loved animals. He was planning to attend WNC in the fall to continue his studies.

A memorial account in Roberto’s name has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank, account No. 1399711066.