SDSO Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Left Pedestrian for Dead in Vista

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Deputies are looking for a hit-and-run driver who left a pedestrian for dead Friday night in Vista.

The pedestrian was hit near Sycamore Avenue and Green Oak Road just before 9 p.m., according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department Lt. Daniel Vengler.

The suspect drove off in an unknown direction in what was described to be a light brown Chevy Tahoe similar to a 2000 to 2004 model with tinted windows and heavy front-end damage, Lt. Vengler said.

Witnesses performed CPR on the pedestrian before medics arrived, but neither could save the pedestrian.

The pedestrian has not been identified.

Deputies closed Sycamore Avenue for a few hours.

The Vista Traffic Unit will be handling the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Vista Traffic Division at 760-940-4556.  You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

No other information was released.

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