STOCKTON – Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle caught on surveillance video following a fatal hit and run crash over the weekend.
Shortly before 7:30 pm on March 10th, officers were called to the area of Main Street and Searchlight Avenue for a report of a person struck by a vehicle. The victim, a man in his 60’s, was struck by the vehicle while he was crossing the street. The vehicle did not stop at the scene before police arrived.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Traffic investigators responded to the scene to take over the case.
A surveillance image was released by police depicting the vehicle the fled the scene. The vehicle is described as possibly a white Trailblazer or Oldsmobile Bravada.
Authorities are encouraging anyone who may recognize the vehicle or who may have information regarding this case to contact the Stockton Police Traffic Unit at (209) 937-8354 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
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