SUV fatally hits, drags pedestrian before driving away

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SAN DIEGO — Police were searching Sunday evening for an SUV that fatally struck a pedestrian in the Sherman Heights neighborhood.

The crash happened around 1:54 a.m. Sunday along the 1800 block of Market Street.

According to the San Diego Police Department, a silver SUV was driving eastbound on Market Street as a man was either standing in the street or attempting to cross. The SUV hit the man and dragged him for about 100 feet, police said.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not yet been released.

The SDPD said the SUV had been driving in the Gaslamp area before the crash and continued heading east after hitting the pedestrian.

Police said witnesses described the vehicle as a GMC Envoy with a male driver behind its wheel. The left headlight was damaged in the crash and was no longer operable, police said.

The SUV pictured above is believed to be the vehicle that fatally struck a pedestrian in the Sherman Heights neighborhood Sunday morning. The image is of the SUV before the crash, which left the SUV with a broken left headlight. Photo provided by the San Diego Police Department Traffic Division.

Anyone with information regarding the crash or the identity of the driver was asked to call the SDPD at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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