Police searching for hit-and-run driver who killed man sleeping on sidewalk

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities are looking Sunday for the driver of a silver Honda Accord who ran over a man sleeping on a sidewalk in Hillcrest.

The hit-and-run was reported at 11:01 p.m. Friday at 3590 Normal St., said San Diego police Officer Robert Heims.

The Honda was traveling south on Normal Street when it veered to the right. The Honda went over the sidewalk, running over a man who was sleeping, Heims said.

The Honda continued through some bushes, hitting a vehicle parked in the parking lot. The Honda then made a U-turn and left the parking lot southbound on Normal Street and then eastbound on University Avenue, Heims said.

The pedestrian died at the scene, Heims said.

Police said the Honda has been recovered and that the vehicle was sold days before the fatal hit and run. The current owner is not yet on DMV records. No one is in custody.

San Diego police asked anyone with information regarding the fatal crash to call them at (858) 573-5054.

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