The pedestrian struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in an SUV in Sherman Heights was identified in a broadcast report Monday as 41-year-old Jason Gordon of San Diego.
In an interview Monday with CBS8, Gordon’s widow, Katie Gordon, said her late husband “just loved, enjoyed life. He loved his daughters, he loved me, he loved his friends and family.”
Katie Gordon told CBS8 that her family was planning to move to bigger home near San Diego State University. According to CBS8, Jason Gordon was an operations manager at Tiffany’s and was heading home from a friend’s party before he was killed.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help Gordon’s family. It can be found at www.gofundme.com/f/jason-gordon-memorial-fund.
According to CBS8, Jason Gordon was struck and dragged by the SUV for 100 feet on the 1800 block of Market Street.
The San Diego Police Department has not confirmed the victim’s name. On Sunday, a vehicle was eastbound in the No. 1 lane on Market Street, where a pedestrian was standing in the street or crossing it at 1:55 a.m., said SDPD Officer Robert Heims.
After hitting the victim, the motorist fled the location eastbound on Market Street, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told police the vehicle was driven by a man. They also said the left headlight on the silver GMC Envoy or similar model SUV was damaged and no longer working after the crash, SDPD said.
Anyone with any information regarding the death was asked to call the SDPD at 619-531-2000 or police Detective Lewalk at 858-573-5054. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
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