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San Diego Police searching for driver in Mountain View fatal hit-and-run crash

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 17:26:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Mountain View last month.

Police say 81-year-old Ruben Mendez was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of South 45th St. and Logan Ave. on June 30 just before 7:30 p.m.

An unknown, silver-colored vehicle was turning left onto Logan Ave. when it collided with Mendez. The vehicle then headed eastbound in the 4700 block of Logan Ave., police say.

The vehicle did not stop to check on Mendez before fleeing the scene, police added.

Mendez sustained major injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. On July 1, he died of his injuries.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on the crash or suspected vehicle involved to call SDPD’s Traffic Division at 858-495-7807 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.