A skateboarder has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in National City, police said Sunday.
The skateboarder suffered severe brain damage from the crash that happened at 12:30 a.m. Friday near the intersection of East Fifth Street and Palm Avenue, according to the National City Police Department.
A man was skateboarding with friends when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound, police said.
The victim was taken to UC San Diego Medial Center for treatment of a serious head injury.
Investigators were looking at surveillance video from cameras in the area to see if the suspect's car could be identified, police said.