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Man dies after being struck by vehicle, dragged in Fallbrook

Posted at 8:26 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 11:26:28-04

FALLBROOK, Calif. (KGTV) – A man crossing a Fallbrook street died Wednesday morning after authorities said he was hit by a vehicle and dragged nearly 600 feet, and the search is on for the driver who left the scene after the collision.

California Highway Patrol officials said they received a report of a person down on Iowa Street shortly after 5 a.m. CHP officials noted that they are still trying to determine when exactly the incident occurred.

CHP officials believe a 71-year-old man was crossing Iowa Street early in the morning when he was hit by a vehicle and then dragged. The driver, CHP officials said, was nowhere to be found when officers arrived.

Even if the driver was not at fault, he or she could face felony hit-and-run charges for leaving the scene.

CHP officials said no one witnessed the collision, but surveillance video from several nearby businesses could potentially provide key information and a description of the vehicle involved.

The victim was from Fallbrook, but no other information was released.