UPDATE: Thomas Fletcher Jr., 65, of Hemet Identified as Pedestrian
SAN GORONIO PASS (March 13, 2013) – A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday morning in a hit-and-run crash on the State Route 74 freeway near the State Route 79 freeway, according to a dispatch report issued by the California Highway Patrol.
About 5:20 a.m., CHP officers who arrived at the scene of the pedestrian accident reported that the victim was still breathing and alerted police to be on the lookout for the suspect’s vehicle believed to be a silver work truck. The victim died at the scene of the hit and run crash minutes after being struck by the driver.
The Hemet Police Department was involved in the search for the suspect’s vehicle.
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