Investigators seek public’s assistance locating driver who struck, killed Hesperia man

By in Press Enterprise on October 8, 2017

By Monica Rodriguez

HESPERIA — Investigators are seeking assistance from the public in locating the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Hesperia on Saturday morning and then left the scene, authorities reported.

The victim was a 28-year-old man from Hesperia, according to the San Bernardino County coroner’s website. The man’s name is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

The investigation of the incident required the closure of Main Street between Topaz and Pyrite avenues for about seven hours, according to a San Bernardino County sheriff’s statement.

Deputies with the Hesperia office of the Sheriff’s Department were called to the area of Main Street and Topaz Avenue around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the statement.

In the course of their investigation deputies determined the man was hit by a vehicle traveling east on Main Street. The driver did not stop and fled the scene, the statement reads. Investigators do not have a description of the vehicle.

The victim sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the statement.

Investigators are asking that witnesses or anyone with information on the incident contact Deputy Eric Getts or Deputy Jeremy DeBerg contact them at 760-947-1500, ext. 4530.

Anyone wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by going to www.wetip.com or by calling the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME.

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