Man hit, killed by Porsche; 16-year-old driver arrested

SAN DIEGO - A 26-year-old man was struck and killed by a Porsche while walking in Egger Highlands and the 16-year-old driver of the car was arrested for fleeing the scene, police said Saturday.

The crash was reported at 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Palm Avenue, said San Diego police Officer Robert Heims.

The pedestrian was crossing Palm Avenue when he was struck by a westbound 2011 Porsche, Heims said.

The pedestrian died at the scene and the driver fled on foot after the crash, Heims said.

“As of right now we don’t know if any cause to what occurred to the collision other than the driver fled,” said San Diego police Sgt. Tyler Doherty.

The boy was later caught behind El Cilantro Mexican restaurant, police said. He was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

The man's mother told FOX 5 her son was on his way home from work when he was hit. She said she is taking steps to make sure justice is served.

Residents in the area told FOX 5 speed is a major problem along that stretch of road.

“From what I know, I think they should have more cameras on the street lights because it’s once or twice a month we are seeing somebody get hit and it’s not right,” said Richard Burnett.