Morro Bay man dies following bike accident

September 6, 2014

Jose de Jesus Duron LeosA 31-year-old Morro Bay man died last week from injuries he sustained from crashing his bike into a parked car on his way to work.

Jose de Jesus Duron was on his way to the Great American Fish Company for a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift and then to the Dockside restaurant for a 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. shift on Aug 22 when he struck a car at the intersection of Beach Street and Embarcadero Road. He died on Aug. 29.

Deon leaves behind a pregnant wife and three children.

On Sunday, a benefit for Duron’s family will be held at the Dockside restaurant where people can get a meal that includes almond-smoked chicken, beans, rice and a tortilla for $10.

On Monday, a lunch benefit will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Great American Fish Company where the menu includes tacos, enchiladas, rice and beans at no cost with donations being requested.


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13 Comments

  1. Spirit Filled says:

    Sounds like a wonderful young man with his priorities in line. God Bless him and his family.

    Where do I send a check for his family?

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  2. euroamerican says:

    I feel really bad for this mans family, and commend him for working two jobs. BUT five children at 31.

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    • Pelican1 says:

      Oh! Bigotry, prejudice and hatred has once again trumped compassion, sensitivity, and morality when it come to the tragic death of a son, a father, a husband and a HUMAN BEING.
      SHAME ON YOU!

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      • zaphod says:

        work will make you free

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      • euroamerican says:

        Pelican 1
        You know nothing about me, and I certainly do not live a shamed life.

        I hire Mexican workers, and they do not get minimum wage. They receive health care, a months paid vacation and return airfare to Mexico. One of my employees brother was killed in an accident. The family had no money I paid the funeral home, and paid to have his brothers body flown back to his family Mexico. I also paid the hospital bill in Mexico for one of my employees family member to have surgery. Another employee is now retired and I still provide him with housing, utilities, vehicle and his gas…..
        I am definitely not prejudice.
        The statement had nothing to do with his ethnicity. The statement I made was sincere
        Hope you are attending the fundraiser or at least sending a nice check to the family…..

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  3. diamond says:

    Bigots and politics aside. This mans family is suffering and the community is doing a good deed to help with expenses. Do illegal immigrants feel less of a loss? Look around at all the White American welfare trash who are professional thieves of the system that we support. I guess they deserve a free ride as they were born on the right side of the boarder. This is someone’s son, father, husband and friend who worked long hours to support his family. Be grateful this is not your family suffering, while some angry, compassionless troll is using this time to be hateful. Maybe, just maybe, you should shut your pie hole and let the family grieve in peace. There is a time and place, this is not it.

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  4. mkaney says:

    That is ridiculous. The labor rates don’t magically rise with less immigrants. You’re assuming that the profit margin at these independent restaurants is high enough that they could afford to pay higher wages and stay in business. If you want higher wages for working class jobs… we’re all going to have to start eating ONLY at independents and not chains and we’re going to have to make our local, state and federal governments stop giving economic advantages to large corporations. We’re going to have to stop letting our local governments tack on fee after fee and regulation after regulation.

    THAT creates the environment where employers can pay more money.

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    • mkaney says:

      Moderator – sorry for the duplicate posting, and can you move this to the reply section under the previous comment?
      Thanks!

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  5. mkaney says:

    That is ridiculous. The labor rates don’t magically rise with less immigrants. You’re assuming that the profit margin at these independent restaurants is high enough that they could afford to pay higher wages and stay in business. If you want higher wages for working class jobs… we’re all going to have to start eating ONLY at independents and not chains and we’re going to have to make our local, state and federal governments stop giving economic advantages to large corporations. We’re going to have to stop letting our local governments tack on fee after fee and regulation after regulation.

    THAT creates the environment where employers can pay more money. hy7

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    • OnTheOtherHand says:

      If the labor supply shrinks sufficiently, every employer of illegals will have to start paying enough to attract less desperate workers. The oil boom in North Dakota has created just such a situation and McDonalds has been paying $15-$20/hr. for employees in some of the tightest job markets. Yes, the food prices have gone up to cover that which means that those who can’t afford the higher prices will have to eat out less often — possibly a good idea anyway.

      This is not to say that you don’t raise some good points too but that doesn’t mean that Rich in MB is wrong. The only criticism I would have with his point is that it will take a fairly long time to run out of desperate illegals willing to work cheap even if we were somehow successful in sealing the border. There are too many already here and it will take a long time to either find and deport them or to get them through a citizenship process.

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      • mkaney says:

        That is a highly unusual situation. But I would argue that in any stabilized labor market, large corporations are going to keep a greater percentage of the profit than a smaller business would, because of accountability for shareholder returns, therefore making the situation you describe only temporary.

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  6. Rich in MB says:

    “for a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift and then to the Dockside restaurant for a 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. shift”

    The American work ethic to support his family on full display.
    It’s too bad that our Government refuses to close the flood of illegal and low skilled labor so that labor rates would rise and he wouldn’t have needed to work 11hrs a day to support his family.

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    • LAH says:

      And also its too bad the GREED of property owners charging insane amounts for rent, the GREED of the oil companies charging insane amounts for gas which increases food costs..etc….
      Can’t blame emigrants,it really all started back during WW2 when the wives got out of the house and started earning a pay check. The men came home and he woman didn’t want to give up their new found freedom. No more $ dependence on a jerk of a husband, or deciding how nice it was to have a 2 income family. Thus raising the bar. Can afford more, Greed increased the prices right out of single income hands. Explains how my grandparents payed $64k for a big beautiful house, that sold for $1.2m 20 years ago!

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