Car hits man crossing East County street, speeds off

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EL CAJON, Calif. — A man died Wednesday night after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in El Cajon, police said.

The collision happened around 6:25 p.m. near Chase and South Lincoln avenues, as the 58-year-old victim tried to cross the street in an unmarked intersection. A driver hit the man, made a U-turn and sped off, according to police.

A bystander gave the man CPR until paramedics arrived and rushed him to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead at the ER.

Police were looking for a small, white or silver-colored four-door sedan with front-end damage.

Officials temporarily closed eastbound and westbound lanes on Chase Avenue between Mollison and Burnaby streets to investigate.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call police at 619-579-3311.

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