Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash on westbound state Route 94 in Golden Hill

SAN DIEGO - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on state Route 94 in San Diego's Golden Hill neighborhood early Saturday, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said.

The fatal hit-and-run occurred at 1:32 a.m. as a pedestrian walked facing traffic in the freeway's westbound lanes, approaching 25th Street .

"The pedestrian was walking in the traffic lane of the freeway, presenting a traffic hazard, and was struck by an unknown passing vehicle," the dispatcher said. "The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries. After the collision, the driver fled the scene."

The CHP dispatcher said alcohol or drug use may have been a contributing factor. The investigation is continuing.

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