San Diego police are asking the public for help in identifying the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run in Sherman Heights in the early morning hours of Sunday.
Details are scant. The vehicle was driving through the Gaslamp area prior to the incident. Witnesses described the vehicle as a silver GMC Envoy and the driver as male, Det. Kaz Lewak said Sunday evening. They also said
the left headlight was damaged and no longer working after the crash.
The San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Division released a photo of the SUV involved in the hit and run. It appears to have been taken from overhead, and the license plates are not visible.
Authorities said the vehicle was going eastbound in the 1800 block of Market Street, where a pedestrian was standing in the street or crossing Market Street at 1:55 a.m. It struck the pedestrian and dragged him for approximately 100 feet.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with any information regarding the death was asked to call Det. Lewak at 858-573-5054, or the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
— Staff report
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