PALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff Station is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian nearly two weeks ago on Avenue T, east of 70th Street East.
The pedestrian has been identified as Jorge David Santiago, a 45-year-old homeless man, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, Santiago was walking westbound on Avenue T, in the westbound lane of traffic, when he struck by a vehicle.
The unknown driver left the scene without stopping or checking on the Santiago; and the 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department Paramedics.
“Palmdale Station Traffic Detectives believe the vehicle was a GMC. The vehicle would have front damage to the headlight area and possibly a missing bumper,” detectives said in a press statement.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Brent Bunch at 661-272-2423.
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