Hemet police Monday asked for the public’s help tracking down the vehicle that was likely involved in a deadly hit-and-run, while the man believed to be at the wheel of the car remains under investigation.

“We have a cooperative suspect who is out of custody at this time,” Hemet police Cpl. Tim McGinnis told City News Service. “Charges have not been filed yet due to the investigation being so fresh and not having all of the evidence on hand.”

McGinnis declined to identify the motorist.

The hit-and-run occurred about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Florida Avenue, just east of San Jacinto Street, according to police. Jaime Martinez Alvarez, 66, was killed.

According to McGinnis, investigators believe that a black 2006 Dodge Charger with a red or pink pinstripe on the sides, outfitted with aftermarket rims and showing “significant” front-end and windshield damage, was the one that struck Alvarez.

The vehicle has a California license plate: 6-Z-D-G-7-3-4.

Investigators said that Alvarez was in a liquor store parking lot when he began walking in a northeasterly direction, initially crossing eastbound lanes of Florida.

Despite oncoming traffic, he made it across the eastbound side of the corridor and continued walking into westbound lanes, where there’s no marked crosswalk.

The vehicle that ran over the victim was going westbound on a green traffic signal, police said.

Alvarez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the Dodge was urged to contact the police Traffic Bureau at 951-765-2400.

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