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Video released in search for San Marcos hit and run suspect

Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 15:25:09-04

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) - San Diego County Crime Stoppers released video Friday of a vehicle deputies believe was involved in a hit and run crash that killed a woman in San Marcos.

The victim, Helen Gomez, was walking her dog Seth in the 300 block of Smilax Road at 8:20 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 15, when the vehicle struck her. Seth stayed by his owner's side until help arrived.

Gomez sustained major injuries and died the next day, deputies said.

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Investigators identified the suspect vehicle as a white Ford Econoline series E-150, E-250, or E-350 van which should have damage to the front bumper and grille.

Anyone with information about the crash or vehicle is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 858-565-5200 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.