Mother pays tribute to son killed in hit-and-run by clearing Austin trails


Boanerge John Herrera, affectionately known as “Bo,” had turned 18 just months before he was killed in a hit and run in North Austin last month.

Her mother Anna Ramos, who is still in mourning, takes her grief and turns it into something beautiful she says that can help the community.

Herrera’s life was cut short on the night of November 20. He was on his way home after visiting family in North Texas when the car he was in, which had other passengers, crashed on the south side of I-35 just outside Parmer Lane.

It was after he got out of the car, when another car passing by the scene hit him and killed him. The driver who hit him fled.

Ramos, knowing how much his son loved the outdoors, started a project to clean the trails in Austin.
The group will clean up the rubbish and garbage left by people on different trails.

She says that by doing this, she can not only give back to the community by helping, but also raise awareness of driver and pedestrian safety.

If you have any information about the fatal hit and run, contact APD at 512-472-TIPS.

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