A man was killed in a hit and run in El Cajon. Now, police are searching for the driver involved in the collision, who fled the scene, leaving the man lying in the street. NBC 7's Greg Bledsoe reports.
The search continued Tuesday for a driver involved in a fatal hit and run collision that took the life of a man attempting to cross an intersection in El Cajon.
The deadly incident happened just after 10 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Main Street and the 200-block of Jamacha Road.
According to police, a man was crossing the roadway between intersections when he was struck by a truck traveling northbound. The truck immediately fled the scene, leaving the pedestrian lying in the middle of the street on Jamacha Road.
Shortly thereafter, a second car approached the area and ran over the victim again. Police said the occupants of that car remained on scene and waited for police to arrive, fully cooperating with the investigation.
Despite efforts to resuscitate the victim, officials pronounced his death at the scene.
According to police, the initial hit and run vehicle remains at large and is believed to be a white 2008 to 2010 Ford F-350 to F-550 utility work truck. The truck has a decal or logo on the front door and is equipped with a personnel bucket life or crane and a utility bed. Police said the suspect truck should have sustained damage to the right headlight in the collision.
Police do not believe speed or alcohol contributed to the hit and run, though the collision remains under investigation, with officials actively searching for the driver.
The victim’s name has not yet been released. A report released by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office said the man lived a transient lifestyle in the El Cajon area at the time of his death.
Anyone with information on the hit and run or the suspect vehicle should contact traffic investigators at the El Cajon Police Department at (619) 441-1632.