Elderly man walking dog killed by hit-and-run driver

UPDATE: Driver accused of killing elderly veteran turns self in

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — National City police sought Tuesday a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck an elderly pedestrian walking his dog.

The 81-year-old victim was attempting to cross the 2200 block of East Fourth Street near V Avenue when he was struck around 6:45 p.m. Monday, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office. His name was withheld pending family notification.

The severely injured victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died despite attempts to save his life, authorities said.

The suspect vehicle was a dark sedan, National City police told reporters at the scene.