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Elderly man ID’d as freeway hit-run victim

Police-Cars-NightSAN DIEGO – The elderly pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run crash on a Genesee Avenue on-ramp to State Route 163 was publicly identified as a 73-year-old San Diego man.

A driver discovered the body of Tekie Ghebresghi on the southbound freeway on-ramp about 9:45 p.m. Friday and called 911, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office reported.

“The driver who struck Ghebresghi sped away and has yet to be identified,” CHP officials said. “However, physical evidence from the suspect vehicle was found at the scene and CHP officials continue to investigate.”

Anyone with information on the suspect or vehicle to contact a San Diego area CHP Office.