San Diego

Man Dies Crossing Hillcrest Street, Driver Arrested for Fleeing Scene

A driver was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and misdemeanor DUI, police said.

After a man was struck and killed crossing a street in Hillcrest Tuesday the driver fled the scene. San Diego Police say they've arrested the man who is accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash. 

Robert Anthony Dean, 60, was identifed as the driver of the Nissan Cube that hit the victim.

Dean failed to stop when the incident happened at approximately 10:45 p.m. on 5th Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue.

Witnesses told police the victim was trying to cross the street in front of moving vehicles. The 78-year-old man, later identified as Michael James McGraw of San Diego, was struck by the Nissan and died at the scene, police said.

Officers searched for a Nissan with heavy front end damage in the area.

They found a vehicle in the parking lot nearly three miles away at Ohio Street and Monroe Avenue in North Park after a witness gave the license plate number to police.

Dean was taken into custody on suspicion of felony hit and run and misdemeanor DUI.

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