A devastated San Carlos man is mourning the loss of his wife, who was killed by a suspected drunken driver, and vows to be at the man’s first court hearing.
“I just want to see who it is. I want to see who the person is that took my wife, the mother of my kids, away from me,” said Victor Leamon.
Thursday evening, Rocio De Anda Leamon, 38, was crossing Navajo Road on Golfcrest Drive with a white walk symbol, according to San Diego Police. She was hit by the driver of Chevy Silvarado, who police say ran a red light.
Joshua Daniel Taylor, 38, was arrested for DUI. He’ll be arraigned next week on charges of first-degree murder, DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.
Victor was married to Rocio for 20 years. The couple has three sons, ages 19, 15 and 13.
Victor told NBC 7 his wife left their home just before 6 p.m. Thursday and set off for her daily hike on Cowles Mountain. When she failed to answer phone and text messages, he suspected the worst.
“I’m just devastated. I’m just at a total loss. She was a rock and the light of our family,” said Victor.
“It’s just so selfish of somebody to be able to put everybody else at risk and get into the car and drive and actually kill somebody and take such a beautiful person away from us,” he said.
The family has set up a Go Fund Me page to help return Rocio Leamon’s ashes to her native Puerta Vallarta, Mexico.
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