Vallejo Police searching for driver suspected in deadly hit-and-run

VALLEJO, Calif. (KTVU) -- Police in Vallejo are trying to find the driver who is accused of a deadly hit-and-run Monday night, involving a pedestrian.

A 50-year-old woman was in the crosswalk, crossing Springs Road at Tregaskis Avenue, just before 6:30 p.m., investigators said.

Investigators say a white pickup truck in a westbound lane failed to stop, and hit her.

She was pushed into the eastbound lanes, where an SUV then hit her.

She was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the SUV stopped, but the pickup truck took off.

"It's an unfortunate thing. It doesn't happen that often," said Lt. Jeff Bassett. 

A witness tried following the pickup, but lost it, and could not see a license plate number.

"Obviously, there's a whole other issue with a person fleeing the scene," Bassett said. "That's obviously a very serious matter and we're looking for the vehicle."

Vallejo Police released a surveillance photo of the truck, which is believed to be a white Toyota Tundra, with a long bed, and a lumber rack. It should have front end damage. "I mean, the impact was not slight," explained Lt. Bassett. "It was considerable." 

"Obviously, there's a whole other issue with a person fleeing the scene," Bassett said. "That's obviously a very serious matter and we're looking for the vehicle."

Workers at a nearby business were not surprised by the deadly crash. "Because they drive so fast, like a freeway, and it gets pretty dangerous," Ed Cabezzas said looking out his window at Springs Road. "I cross the street sometimes myself, and I'm afraid to cross it."

The speed limit is 30 mph, but it seems traffic goes faster than that.

A KTVU crew tried to cross the street and stood in the crosswalk for several minutes with cars rushing by before anyone stopped.

"Somebody may not be paying attention. Be aware that as you cross in front of the stopped car, there may be another car coming," Bassett warned. "The other vehicle violated the law, but that doesn't mean much now because she's unfortunately lost her life and no doubt a family is mourning her loss."

Police and the county coroner were not releasing the victim's name because they were unable to reach a next of kin. 

Call Vallejo Police, if you have information about this hit and run.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories