Senior citizen fatally struck by two hit-and-run drivers

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Officials reported a 65-year-old man was fatally struck by two consecutive hit-and-run drivers in Vista Friday night.

The 65-year-old victim was hit by a red Chevrolet Prism as he was crossing the street at South Santa Fe Drive near the intersection of Palmyra Drive, CHP officer Jim Bettencourt said.   

The driver did not stop. Instead, the unidentified person allegedly drove to nearby Estrelita Drive and ditched the vehicle. The CHP took the car into custody.

The CHP’s investigation led officers to conclude that the victim was hit by another vehicle after the initial impact, Bettencourt said. The second vehicle was described to investigators as a white or silver sedan, possibly a Toyota with damage to its front bumper.   

Officers said they had leads on the suspects but no arrests have been made.   

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Bettencourt said.   

The CHP asks anyone with information about the case to call dispatch at (858) 637-3800.

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