Fatal hit and run suspect.
Authorities released surveillance video showing a man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run in Valencia Park. Photo courtesy of San Diego Police Department.

Authorities reached out to the public Thursday for help in identifying and tracking down a man who fled after the SUV he was driving struck and killed a 62-year-old woman riding a motorized wheelchair on a Valencia Park street.

The vehicle hit Gloria Williams of San Diego from behind in a northbound traffic lane in the 100 block of Euclid Avenue about 3:45 a.m. Monday, according to police.

Following the crash, the motorist continued driving and left the area. Williams died at the scene.

A few minutes later, the driver pulled into an ARCO gas station about a mile and a half from the site of the collision, parked and went into a market at the business, police said.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the motorist, a heavyset black man with close-cropped hair, and his vehicle, described only as a dark- colored sport utility vehicle.

The suspect, who was walking with a cane, was dressed in baggy plaid pants and a black sweatshirt with “#HERE WE GO! Steelers” in large yellow print on the front.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8411 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

— City News Service

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