VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead Friday night.
At about 9:00 pm, deputies from the Victorville Sheriff’s Station responded to the 14300 block of 7th Street, near E Sage Street reference a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle.
When deputies arrived, they located the male pedestrian down in the roadway suffering from life-threatening injuries. However, the vehicle that struck the pedestrian had fled the scene.
“It looked like some kind of car, I couldn’t even tell it was so dark, just ran right into him. I thought maybe they hit a median because it was so loud and stuff just went everywhere. It looked like maybe an SUV was behind the car and maybe he got hit twice,” a witness told Victor Valley News.
“He was an older male with long hair and dark clothing. He was taking sporadic breaths and his eyes were fluttering in and out, I hope they find the driver.”
The victim, described as a White or Hispanic Male Adult in his 60’s was rushed by an AMR ambulance to Victor Valley Global Medical Center to be airlifted to a trauma center. The request for the medical helicopter was later canceled and the victim was pronounced deceased inside the Emergency Room.
According to deputies at the scene, they are searching for an older 90’s model Jeep and possibly a small sedan. The vehicle involved should have major front-end damage as well as a missing side view mirror that was left behind at the scene.
7th Street will remain closed between E Sage and Green Tree Blvd. as the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) conducts the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Victorville Police Station at (760)241-2911.
The story is developing and information will be updated as it becomes available.