Investigators are searching for answers after a man was found dead on a Hesperia roadway early Thursday morning.
Officers were dispatched to Hesperia Road at 3:30 a.m. after a witness said they saw a body lying in the road, the Hesperia Police Department said in a news release.
When officers arrived, they met with the witness who said they had been driving in the northbound lanes of Hesperia Road when they saw what they believed to be debris, but upon closer inspection discovered it was a person.
The person found on the road had injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle, according to police.
Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the man dead at the scene. Police only identified the victim as being a 40-year-old man.
The suspected hit-and-run happened between Lemon Street and Mojave Street.
It is unknown whether or not alcohol or speed were factors in this incident and no description of a vehicle was given immediately.
The victim’s identity will not be released until his next of kin is notified, police said.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Hesperia Police Department at 760-947-1500.