Daly City police look for hit-and-run driver

DALY CITY, Calif. -- Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 78-year-old pedestrian in Daly City Thursday night.

The pickup truck driver hit the man, identified by the county coroner's office as Jose Euan Rosel of Daly City, on state Highway 35 near Westridge Avenue just after 11:30 p.m., according to police.

The driver took off after hitting Rosel and remains at large. Rosel died from his injuries.

A witness described the truck as a full-size American-made pickup truck, possibly a Ford or Chevrolet, with a ladder rack. It is believed to have moderate front-end damage and a damaged windshield, police said.

The driver was last seen heading south on Highway 35 toward Westmoor Avenue.

Anyone with information about the collision has been asked to contact Detective Joe Bocci at (650) 991-8171 or (650) 222-9591 or Detective Frank Mangan at (650) 991-8147 or (650) 222-9640.