Police Friday were searching for the motorist who killed a man in a hit-and-run just north of Interstate 10 in Banning.

The fatality occurred about 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of West Ramsey Street, near Eighth Street, according to the Banning Police Department.

The agency said officers were called to the location to investigate reports of a man down and discovered the victim, whose identity was not immediately released, lying near the curb in eastbound lanes.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers searched the area but could not find any sign of the motorist, officials said.

The circumstances behind the hit-and-run were still under investigation and a description of the vehicle was not available.

Anyone with information was asked to contact detectives at 951-922-3170.

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