Son Watches Father Die in San Ysidro Hit and Run

Alonso Flores Pacheco, 81, was hit by a rust-colored, 4-door sedan, police say

An 81-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday morning in San Ysidro as his son waited for him to cross the street.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim as Alonso Flores Pacheco.

San Diego police said Flores Pacheco was walking across E. San Ysidro Boulevard right before Olive Drive just before 6 a.m. when a vehicle struck and killed him.

Police described the vehicle as a rust-colored, four-door sedan with reports of front-end damage, dark tinted windows and oxidized paint on the roof. There is no description of the driver.

The vehicle was last seen driving westbound on E. San Ysidro Boulevard.

The ME said multiple witnesses called 911.

CHP issued a Sig Alert while the incident was being investigated. SDPD Detective Christopher Velovich said the victim had crossed in the middle of the street instead of using the crosswalk.

According to family members on the scene, Flores Pacheco lived in the trailer park right next to the area. They said he was on his way back from using the Bank of America ATM directly across the road, a walk he does everyday. 

They said the victim's son had just crossed and was waiting for his father when he watched a car hit and kill his dad. 

Still distraught, a family member told NBC 7, "It's the process of life. He's with Christ. It will happen to all of us someday. Christ will take us."

An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Friday.

This is the third fatal hit and run in the past two weeks. 

Check back for updates on this developing story. On Feb. 3, Escondido resident Benjamin Ramirez was killed by a box truck that slowed but didn't stop, CHP said.

Just three days before that, Old Globe prop master Seamus O'Bryan was killed while riding his motorcycle in North Park.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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