Man killed by hit-and-run driver in Mission Hills

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SAN DIEGO – A hit-and-run driver killed a 57-year-old man who was pushing a shopping cart along a the main street through Mission Hills early Thursday.

The fatal collision happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Washington Street near India Street, police said.

Officers were sent to the 1300 block of Washington Street to investigate reports of a man who was acting drunk as he pushed a cart down the street. When they arrived, the man had already been hit by a car and the shopping car was overturned on the side of the road. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver who hit the man was gone by the time officers arrived. The driver's vehicle was described as a  2001-2002 Hyundai Sonata, likely with damage to the front of the car, including to its headlights and windshield.

The eastbound lanes of Washington Street were closed for several hours during the investigation.

Anyone with information on the deadly collision was asked to call the San Diego Police Department. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

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