Investigators are searching for the hit-and-run driver who left a 72-year-old man dead early Friday morning in Rialto.
A bystander called 911 around 2:50 a.m. to report the victim was passed out in the middle of Merrill Avenue, just east of Cedar Avenue, Rialto police said in a news release.
First responders determined the man had been hit by a vehicle that quickly fled the scene.
Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital, where he died at about 3:45 a.m.
Detectives say the man was crossing Merrill Avenue from south to north outside of a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle heading east from Cedar Avenue.
The driver failed to stop and fled in an unknown direction, police said.
Anyone with information can contact the Rialto police at 909-820-2550, or submit a tip anonymously via 855-847-7247.