Hemet man mowed down by hit-and-run driver

HEMET  – The motorist who struck and killed a 66-year-old man at a Hemet intersection remained at large today.
The hit-and-run fatality occurred about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at Florida Avenue and Mayflower Street, according to Hemet police.
The victim, identified only as a Hemet resident, was crossing Florida Avenue when an SUV ran into him, Sgt. Dan Reinboldt said.
The driver did not stop, speeding away and leaving the pedestrian unconscious in the roadway, according to Reinboldt.
The victim died a short time later at a trauma center.
Anyone with information that could aid investigators in identifying the suspect was urged to contact the police department at (951) 765-2400.

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