Man Dies in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Collision in Chula Vista
CHULA VISTA, CA (December 4, 2018) – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver on Highway 54 near the 805 Freeway late Sunday.
The crash was reported around 10:21 p.m. when a relative of the 32-year-old driver contacted 911 saying that the SUV involved in the crash was parked on 4th Avenue near D Street, California Highway Patrol Officer Jake Sanchez said.
The 32-year-old Chula Vista driver had left the scene and drove the car less than two miles from where the incident occurred.
The 57-year-old victim, a National City resident, was found on Highway 54 near the 805 Freeway around 11:40 p.m. The unidentified victim died before being taken to a hospital.
It was unclear how the crash unfolded or why the pedestrian was walking along the freeway.
To the family and friends mourning this unexpected loss, we’d like to send our deepest thoughts and sympathies to you all and hope you find comfort and peace around you.
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