Man Found Lying in Gutter After Lake Murray Hit-and-Run Dies: PD

The victim was crossing in an unmarked crosswalk at Blue Lake and Jackson drives when a driver hit him, leaving him badly hurt.

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A victim found badly injured in a gutter after a hit-and-run in San Diego's Lake Murray neighborhood has died, San Diego Police said. 

The man was out walking just after 6 a.m. near the intersection of Jackson and Blue Lake drives on Saturday at the time of the incident, police said.

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said an unknown driver was traveling southbound in the 6200 block of Jackson Drive, making a left turn onto the 8400 block of Blue Lake Drive when the driver hit the pedestrian, who was crossing northbound in an unmarked crosswalk.

The driver didn’t stop, leaving behind the injured victim, described by police as a man in his 50s. A passerby later found the victim lying in a gutter, suffering from injuries and called 911.

The SDPD said the victim was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening head injuries. 

On Monday, police announced he succumbed to his injuries. 

The hit-and-run suspect remains at large, and police are asking for the public's help in finding the person behind the wheel. Police do not have a description of the car or suspect. 

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego Police, or contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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