There will be a viewing of John James Usma-Quintero at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton on Sunday, November 3 from 5 to 8 PM. Usma-Quintero’s family said that, after the viewing, he is to be cremated, and his ashes transported back to his native land of Colombia.
“He did have two daughters he lived for, worked for,” Usma-Quintero’s girlfriend, Valentina Garcia, told The Independent Friday, November 1.
Usma-Quintero, 28, was killed the evening of October 30 in Montauk when, as he rode a bicycle up the steep hill on Flamingo Avenue toward his apartment at Lyckie’s on Duryea Avenue after work that day, he was struck by a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The driver of that truck, Lisa Rooney, 30, of Montauk, was charged by East Hampton Town police with drunken driving. More charges could be pending, as the police and the district attorney’s office continue their investigation.
Usma-Quintero was in Montauk on a work visa. He had arrived in April, and was very popular with his co-workers at 7-Eleven. Garcia said that a GoFundMe account was being set up to pay for the funeral, and to assist his two daughters.