Friends prepare memorial for teen killed in hit-and-run

El Paso News

Friends, classmates, and teammates of Adalberto “Beto” Romero are preparing for a memorial Friday at Gadsden High School’s baseball field. 

As KTSM has reported, the 16-year-old student was killed in front of his Berino home Wednesday morning when Oscar Anchondo, 21, allegedly ran him over as he was getting into his car to go to school at Aero Lane and Pico, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

“I had him for a class and I was just waiting for him to come into class just to see him one last time, to hear his voice one last time,” said Romero’s former basketball teammate Roberto Plata.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Romero’s memorial and has already exceeded its $5,000 goal. 

Romero, who was a baseball player at Gadsden High School, will be remembered Friday at 4 p.m. before the baseball team’s game against Alamogordo High School. 

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