Man killed by hit-and-run driver near Santa Cruz

March 28, 2011 4:10:09 PM PDT
A man died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver as he left a party near Santa Cruz late Saturday night, sheriff's officials said today.

The collision happened at about 11 p.m. as the 37-year-old man was walking on Seventh Avenue near Rodriguez Street, just outside of Santa Cruz city limits.

He had just left a large quinceanera celebration at the Veterans of Foreign Wars center nearby, according to the sheriff's office.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not yet been released.

The car was described as a dark or black Chrysler 300 sedan with chrome rims, possibly a 1996 model. The driver was described as a Hispanic woman.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the sheriff's dispatch center at (831) 471-1121.

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