ENCINITAS, Calif. — A male pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run collision shortly after midnight on Sunday, authorities said.

A vehicle was driving westbound on Encinitas Boulevard and was approaching Coast Highway 101 when a man was reportedly walking northbound crossing Encinitas Boulevard, according to San Diego County Sheriffs. The vehicle reportedly struck the man and a woman, then continued westbound onto West B Street and fled the area. 

“The vehicle struck the two pedestrians a male and female in their 20s and the vehicle continued leaving the pedestrians hurt in the roadway,” said Sgt. Rob Siegfried from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. 

A witness said it appeared the two pedestrians were running to take cover from the rain and may have crossed at a red light. 

North Coastal Sheriff’s Station deputies and Encinitas Fire Department personnel responded to the scene, finding the male victim who was then transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Sheriffs described the vehicle as a dark-colored sedan or van, possibly a Chrysler or Dodge, with damage to the front driver’s side of the vehicle.

So far the sheriff’s department has no solid leads and no video. They are asking anyone who lives in the surrounding streets to check their cameras. 

“Anyone that lives southbound from B Street up in the downtown area of Encinitas, Third or Fourth Street, or any of the businesses. It would have been anytime after midnight,“ Siegfried explained.

Sheriffs said it’s unknown at this time if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision.

“The accident happened just after 12:23 am. Please check your cameras for that time to see if you see a vehicle that fits that description,” Siegfried pleaded. “Could be a van but we are told it’s a dark sedan and if it is a van it could be missing a driver-side mirror.”  

The North Coastal Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Division is handling the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 760-966-3500.