Authorities sought the public’s help Friday to locate and identify the driver in a hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of man in San Jacinto.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department San Jacinto Station responded at 10:40 p.m. Thursday to a hit-and-run traffic collision at the intersection of Ramona Expressway and Chase Street. Upon their arrival, deputies found a man lying unresponsive in the roadway, said Sgt. Dawn Blair.

An investigation by the department’s Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team revealed the victim was walking within the intersection’s crosswalk when he was hit by a gray vehicle of an unknown make or model. After the collision, the vehicle did not stop and continued westbound on Ramona Expressway, Blair said.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information about this collision or information leading to the identity of the driver was asked to call Deputy Ray Cortez of the San Jacinto Station at 951-654-2702 or the dispatch line at 951-776-1099. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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