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Pedestrian dead, driver facing charges after fatal Del Mar Heights hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Del Mar Heights yesterday afternoon, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

The crash happened on Del Mar Heights Road, near Crest Canyon Park, at about 2:15 p.m., when a man attempted to cross the street mid-block.

He was struck by the driver of a 2004 Saturn Vue who then fled the scene.

The victim, who has not been publicly identified pending family notification, was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

50-year-old Raul Garcia is suspected to have been the driver. He reportedly pulled over a few blocks from the scene, then returned to the crash after speaking to witnesses.

Garcia was taken into police custody on charges of felony hit-and-run.

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