No Charges in Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash in Dehesa

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    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the collision between a car driving along Dehesa Road and a person walking on the side of the road early Monday.

    A man walking on the side of the road was hit and killed Monday by a driver in Dehesa, just west of Sycuan Casino.

    Investigators with the California Highway Patrol tracked down the driver at a home in Encanto but say the man won’t be arrested because he was not aware that he had hit anyone.

    A witness called 911 around 12:30 a.m. Monday to report someone while walking on the side of the two-lane road had been hit.

    The caller gave officers the SUV's license plate and also described the vehicle as having duct tape covering the back windows.

    Officers were at the scene of the accident in Dehesa for nearly 4 hours.

    In the meantime, officers tracked the license plate back to a home in Encanto.

    Officers found an SUV with damage to the front passenger side and duct tape covering the back windows.

    After interviewing the 74-year-old driver, CHP officials said no charges will be filed. According to the CHP report, the driver told officers he felt an impact but wasn't aware what he had struck.

    Officials identified the victim as Michael Seldon, 57, of El Cajon.