A hit and run driver killed a man and his dog in Vallejo Thursday and police are asking for help to find the person responsible.
A 64-year old man, still holding onto the dog's leash, was found Thursday morning along with the dog at the intersection of Sutter and Louisiana streets in west Vallejo, Vallejo police Lt. Lee Horton said.
One neighbor said she heard a loud noise, but there were no skid marks and no sign of the driver, when a person found the man and his dog lying in the street.
Kevin Bohl was walking his own dogs when he got the word that his longtime friend and neighbor Thomas had been hit.
Thomas was on his regular morning walk with his black and white corgi Tommy.
Emergency crews rushed the man to a Northbay Hospital in Fairfield, but he did not survive.
Police were not yet identifying the man, but are asking for the public's help to find the driver who struck the man and sped off.
"The thing that I want is the person who did this to be man enough to come forward," Bohl said.
Frustrated neighbors said speeding cars are a common problem in this residential area, just off Sonoma Boulevard.
"Every Saturday morning, to the farmer's market, came home with flowers in his backpack for his wife," Bohl said. "So, he was a good man and loved by everybody.)) everybody."
KTVU also learned the victim was a longtime reenactor with the Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace.
A fellow participant wrote in an email that the victim was a man with a kind heart who was "reliable, loud and crusty."
Anyone with information about the driver or the car involved should call police.
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