Police say 'significant progress' made in Pacific Beach hit-and-run case

Posted at 3:53 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 23:40:39-04

SAN DIEGO - Police say they have recovered a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash that left three men injured, including an intern for the San Diego Chargers.

According to San Diego police, investigators recovered a vehicle that may be linked to the Aug. 5 incident in Pacific Beach and "our crime lab is currently processing evidence recovered from that vehicle."

Additionally, police said they have identified and are questioning two people considered persons of interest in the case. Police declined to publicly identify them, as no arrests have been made in the investigation.

On August 5, at approximately 1:09 a.m., a silver four-door sedan was driving eastbound in the 900 block of Garnet Avenue when the vehicle struck three pedestrians who were crossing the roadway.

Police said the vehicle fled the scene and drove eastbound on Garnet Avenue.

While police have not released details about the recovered vehicle, investigators initially believed the car involved in the crash was a newer model silver four-door Hyundai Elantra.

After conducing follow-up interviews, investigators learned that the three victims had been in an altercation with a man and woman minutes prior to them being struck by the vehicle. In late August, police released still photos of a man and woman from surveillance video taken that day.

The man in the footage was described as Hispanic, in his 20s, with long hair pulled into a bun. The woman was described as Black, in her 20s with long hair, wearing a light-colored sleeveless top and dark pants.