Elderly Man Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Rialto
RIALTO, CA (August 30, 2019) – A 72-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Friday morning in Rialto, police said.
The crash happened around 2:50 a.m. on Merrill Avenue, just east of Cedar Avenue.
According to Rialto police, the man was crossing outside of a crosswalk from the south curb toward the north curb of Merrill Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle, which was traveling east on Merrill Avenue.
Paramedics arrived and provided life-saving measures, before transporting the victim to a local hospital. Sadly, the unidentified man succumbed to his injuries at 3:44 a.m.
The driver failed to stop and fled in an unknown direction, police said. Information on the vehicle description was not immediately available.
At this time, authorities are still on the lookout for the suspect.
Anyone with information can contact the Rialto police at 909-820-2550, or submit a tip anonymously via 855-847-7247.
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