Fatal hit-and-run kills 67-year-old man in Escondido
Video Report By Shannon Handy, Reporter - bio | email
ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A 67-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver Sunday, and Escondido police sought a white SUV or a gray pickup with a camper shell in the death.
Carlos Gomez Pantoja of Escondido was fatally struck while crossing Lincoln Avenue near Beech Street with his family about 1:30 a.m., according to Escondido police Lt. Tom Albergo. The driver of the vehicle did not stop.
Pantoja, initially thought to have suffered an arm fracture, was taken to a hospital, and police were notified that he later died.
Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a white SUV or a gray pickup with a camper shell.
Anyone with more information as to the whereabouts of the driver or the suspect vehicle was to asked to call Escondido police at (760) 839-4722, or traffic investigator Nick Kluka at (760) 839-4966.