Chula Vista police asked for the public’s help Sunday finding the driver of a red SUV that was involved in a fatal hit and run of a pedestrian last month.
A photo was released from the Chula Vista police that shows the red SUV involved in the fatal hit-and-run case.
On Jan. 22, 2017, at about 6:45 p.m., an SUV struck and killed Rafael Cruz Fermin as he was crossing the street near Broadway Avenue and G Street in Chula Vista, according to Lt. Kenny Heinz. The victim Cruz Fermin died at the scene.
Witnesses to the collision said it was a red SUV that hit Cruz Fermin, and sped off toward H Street, Cruz said. A video surveillance system at a nearby business captured an image of the suspect vehicle as it passed shortly after the collision. The SUV may have front headlight damage.
It may be a Ford Explorer, 4-door vehicle, between the years 2002 to 2005. Police asked anyone with information about the collision or the suspect vehicle to call the Chula Vista Police Department Traffic Unit at (619) 409-5440, CVPD or dispatchers at (619) 691-5151.
— City News Service