85-year-old killed in Chula Vista hit-and-run

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Police are searching for a driver who hit an 85-year-old man in Chula Vista and left him for dead.

The crash happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday on East H Street near Del Rey Boulevard, east of Interstate 805, according to Chula Vista police.

Police found the 85-year-old victim on the ground with multiple injuries. He died despite life-saving efforts by paramedics.

The Chula Vista Police Department said investigators determined the man was crossing southbound on East H Street when he tripped and fell. He was hit by a dark colored 2015 to 2018 Toyota sedan. Police said the driver didn’t stop.

The victim has been identified but his information is being withheld pending family notification.

Investigations are asking anyone with information about the crash to call CVPD’s traffic unit.

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