Bicyclist hit by car in Vallejo dies

March 4, 2011 5:08:18 PM PST
A 63-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run in Vallejo on Wednesday night has died, Fire Department spokesman Bill Tweedy said Friday morning.

Contra Costa County Deputy Coroner Steve Casas identified the victim as Charles Howe, a transient from the Vallejo area.

Howe was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek after being struck while riding a bicycle at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway near Tuolumne Street.

Howe died at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday, Casas said. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Vallejo police said the vehicle fled the scene of the accident.