Leandro Hernandez Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Crash on H Street
CHULA VISTA, CA (February 8, 2021) — Authorities identified 85-year-old Leandro Hernandez as the man killed last month in a hit-and-run crash.
According to police, Hernandez crossed the roadway in the 700 block of East H Street in Chula Vista. Then a dark-colored eastbound sedan hit him shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17. Officials pronounced Hernandez dead at the scene.
The driver of the car did stop at the crash site and did not report the incident to authorities, Officer Mike Knapp stated.
On Wednesday, officers discovered a vehicle matching the description of the one that hit Hernandez. Knapp said that other evidence link the vehicle to the incident.
Authorities identified and contacted the person of interest. The person cooperated with them on the ongoing investigation. Officers have not yet the person’s identity at this time.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Leandro Hernandez.
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