Two hit-and-run drivers strike, kill transient in Fremont
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FREMONT, Calif. —
Two hit-and-run drivers in Fremont Monday night struck and killed a 56-year-old male transient who wasn't in a crosswalk, police said Tuesday.
Fremont police Detective Bill Veteran said the fatality occurred in the southbound lane of Ardenwood Boulevard just south of state Highway 84 around 7:30 p.m. Monday.
He said at about 7:42 p.m., two patrol officers found the man down on Ardenwood Boulevard as passersby were attempting to resuscitate him.
Paramedics transported the man to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he was pronounced dead, according to Veteran.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the man was crossing southbound Ardenwood Boulevard in an easterly direction outside of a crosswalk and a light-colored mid-size SUV traveling south struck him and knocked him to the ground, Veteran said.
The SUV continued traveling south on Ardenwood Boulevard and a second vehicle behind the SUV also ran over the man while he was on the ground, according to Veteran.
The drivers of both vehicles fled the scene and remain outstanding at this time, as are the vehicles, according to Veteran.
He said anyone with information about the accident should call him at (510) 790-6972 or Officer Peters in the traffic division at (510) 790-6800 or (510) 790-6760.
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