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Police may have found truck in fatal hit-and-run

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Police may have located the vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Southcrest Monday night.

On Tuesday, police took pictures and towed away a green Dodge 1600 truck with front-end damage. Police say a tip led them to the vehicle, which was parked in an alley in the 34000 block of Valle Avenue in the Mountain View area.

On Monday, a Hispanic man sifting through garbage cans was hit and killed by a truck on National Avenue in Southcrest.

It was not clear if police had identified the driver.

THIS IS A STORY UPDATE. For an earlier story, read below.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man died after he was struck by a hit-and-run pickup truck on a San Diego street, police said Tuesday.

It happened about 8:50 p.m. Monday in the 3900 block of National Avenue, San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.

"A 50- to 60-year-old Hispanic man was in the street looking at garbage cans when a dark, Ford F-150 hit him and continued on," Delimitros said. "The victim was launched in the air and wedged under a parked car and died of his injuries."

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead from severe trauma, Delimitros said.

Witnesses were not certain of the exact color of the truck, which might have been black, he said.

The vehicle should show damage from striking the man, Delimitros said.

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