Suspect Sought in Fatal Hit-and-Run

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

    Authorities said 67-year-old Carlos Gomez was crossing the street with a large group of family members near the 1000 block of East Lincoln Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 1 when a truck or SUV struck and fatally injured the man. The vehicle and its driver fled the scene without stopping.

    The investigation has revealed that the vehicle is a Toyota 4Runner, possibly between 1991 to 1995 models, with a chrome strip around the wheel wells. There is no suspect information at this time.

    Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect or suspect vehicle should call the Escondido Police Department at 760-839-4722 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

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