May 3, 2016
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Loved ones are mourning the death of 24-year-old Roman Gustavo Valdez of Richmond, who was killed Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in Oakland.

Valdez’s motorcycle struck the vehicle at about 5:50 p.m. at 73rd Avenue and Weld Street in Oakland, according to news reports. The other driver stopped and cooperated with police.

At the time of his death, he had been on the way to his cousin’s birthday gathering. The mother of his 3-year-old son said many are heartbroken by his death.

“It’s devastating and hard because he was so young and he loved his son so much,” Iveth Alvarez said.

Valdez was described as an “exceptional son, loving father, caring brother, beloved cousin and friend.”

“One thing we know for sure is that Roman Gustavo’s charisma will never be forgotten,” according to his account. “He was a smart, strong and very esteemed young man. Although we know he’s no longer physically with us, he will always be in spirit.”


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.