San Diego

Hit-and-Run Suspect Drives Over, Kills Sleeping Homeless Man

San Diego police on Saturday are looking for a hit-and-run driver who ran over a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk, killing him.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. Friday near 3950 Normal Street.

"I heard a crash and then metal being dragged across the ground, which I am assuming is his shopping cart," Holly McDonald said.

She said the victim was friendly and never caused any problems.

The suspect was driving a silver Honda Accord southbound on Normal Street when the driver veered to the right onto the sidewalk, running over the victim, police said.

The suspect drove through some bushes and hit a car in the DMV parking lot. The driver drove off east on University Avenue.

There should be front-end damage to the Hondo, according to police.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He has yet to be identified.

San Diego Police Traffic Division is investigating.

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