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Identity of Clairemont hit-and-run victim released

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - We now know the name of the man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Clairemont on Friday

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office say 33-year old Leonard Alexander Cunningham died Friday night after getting hit by a car in the 6500 block of Balboa Avenue.

The driver fled the scene, but thanks to a tip from a good Samaritan, an arrest of 20-year old Hamza Eweedah was made.

Police found his car with major front end damage in an apartment complex about a block from the crash site.

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THIS IS AN UPDATE TO THE PREVIOUS STORIES BELOW

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CLAIREMONT (CNS) - A Clairemont resident who had heard about a deadly hit-and-run crash near his home spotted a car with front-end damage, called police, and led officers to their suspect Saturday.

A man was crossing Balboa Avenue near Mount Alifan Drive shortly before 7 p.m. when he was hit and killed. The victim was a man in his 20s, whose name has been withheld.

A resident at an apartment complex on 6779 Beadnell Way viewed a news report about the fatality, and called police to report a vehicle that appeared to have suspicious damage on it that matched the broadcast description, San Diego Police Officer Frank Cali said.

Officers found the car in the apartment complex and arrested 20-year-old Hamza Eweedah, the brother of the registered owner of the car, according to police. Eweedah was charged with a felony hit-and-run.

A second vehicle, a Honda Accord, also struck the man, but its driver stopped and waited for police and was apparently not cited.

 

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CNS) - A man crossing a Clairemont Mesa road was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver, it was reported Saturday.

The man was crossing Balboa Avenue near Mount Alifan Drive shortly before 7 p.m. Friday, when he was hit, San Diego police Officer David Stafford told The Union-Tribune.

The victim, a man in his 20s whose name was withheld, died at the scene.

A second vehicle, a Honda Accord, also struck the man, but stopped and waited for police. A description of the first car that struck the man was unavailable.

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