A man walking in Chula Vista early Tuesday died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, police confirmed.
The Chula Vista Police Department said the deadly crash happened just before 12:30 a.m. along the 900 block of Third Avenue, east of Interstate 5. The area is near Chula Vista High School. A man between 40 and 50 years old was walking when he was hit by a car.
The driver fled the scene, CVPD Officer Victor Del Rio said.
A witness called police to report the crash. When medics arrived, they found the pedestrian badly hurt in the street. The victim died at the scene, the CVPD said.
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The hit-and-run is under investigation; at this point, the CVPD said they do not know the make/model of the suspect’s car. The name of the man killed while walking has not yet been released by police.
No one else was hurt in the crash.
Check back for updates on this developing story.