MODESTO (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for a driver that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run near La Loma Avenue and Yosemite Boulevard Monday night, the Modesto Police Department said.
Police said reports came in at around 9:15 p.m. about a person down in the roadway after being hit by a car.READ MORE: Sheriff: Deputy Likely Saved Motorcyclist’s Life With Tourniquet After Amador County Crash
Officers arrived to find an 80-year-old man with major injuries, the department said. Despite lifesaving efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.READ MORE: Growth Of Dixie Fire Slows Considerably; Full Containment Expected By Mid-August
According to Modesto police, investigators believe the victim was walking his bicycle in a Yosemite Boulevard crosswalk against a pedestrian red light when he was hit. The driver continued traveling westbound on Yosemite Boulevard.
The vehicle was only described as a silver sedan.MORE NEWS: Paul Flores To Face Judge In Preliminary Hearing In Kristin Smart Murder Case
Anyone who may have information on the collision is asked to contact the Modesto Police Department.