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Published on March 04, 2024
Vallejo Man Killed in Hit-and-Run, Police Seek Suspect as City Records First Fatal Traffic Collision of the YearSource: Google Street View

A Vallejo man has fallen victim in the city’s first fatal traffic collision of the year after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, local police reported. The 37-year-old was found dead late Wednesday night on Sonoma Boulevard, and authorities are still hunting for the unidentified motorist responsible for the tragedy.

The incident occurred on March 1, around 8:56 p.m., when Vallejo Police received a distressing call about a man down in the 3200 block of Sonoma Blvd. Upon arrival, officers discovered the lifeless body of the victim, who was hit, by what witnesses say was a vehicle moving eastbound on Valle Vista - it fled the scene without stopping, leaving behind clues but not a shred of human decency.

In a statement obtained by the Vallejo Police Department, the initial findings of the investigation suggest that the pedestrian was struck in or near a crosswalk. Authorities are now piecing together evidence gathered from the roadway, including vehicle debris, and scouring the area for surveillance footage that might help identify the suspect or the suspect's vehicle involved in this crime.

The identity of the man will not be disclosed until next of kin have been duly notified. Vallejo Police Corporal Lenard Alamon, who can be reached at (707) 648-4329, is spearheading the ongoing investigation, and case number 24-2171 has been assigned to this incident, in case any members of the public might have pertinent information.

The Vallejo Police Department is urging anyone with insights into the tragic event or the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle to come forward. Sgt. Rashad Hollis, Public Information Officer for the Vallejo Police Department, has made himself available for media queries either through email at [email protected] or by phone at (707) 567-4233. For more details and updates on the case, the public can also visit the department’s Facebook page.