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.