82-Year-OId Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

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An 82-year-old man was fatally struck by a car in a San Ysidro roadway today and police were seeking the hit-and-run driver.

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The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was crossing the 200 block of East San Ysidro Boulevard west of Interstate 805 about 6:15 a.m. when he was struck by the westbound sedan, San Diego police Officer Dan Lasher said.

A CHP cruiser. Photo courtesy CHP.
A CHP cruiser. Photo courtesy CHP.

The victim died at the scene, and the driver fled, Lasher said.

Police described the suspect vehicle as a dark and oxidized 1990s four- door sedan.

The California Highway Patrol added that the car’s paint was faded, it was missing its drivers side window, sustained major front end damage and was occupied by two men.

A SigAlert was in effect for the eastbound lanes, and CHP officials reported traffic was backing up in the area.

— City News Service

82-Year-OId Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver was last modified: February 9th, 2014 by cabrillo

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