UPDATE: Victim in National City hit-and-run crash is now dead
The victim, a skateboarder, was severely brain damaged in the accident, which happened on Palm Avenue around 12:30 a.m.
The female driver of a black Mitsubishi Galant, according to witness and police reports, struck the victim and then fled the scene, leaving the victim lying in the roadway.
Police are still searching for the driver, whose Mitsubishi has a missing mirror and damage to its front end.
A GoFundMe has been started to help pay for the victim’s medical bills and funeral.
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