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71-year-old man dead after hit and run

HOLTVILLE, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - A 71-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle early Wednesday morning.

The Imperial County Sheriff's Office (ICSO) said the hit-and-run happened in the area of Fifth Street and Chestnut Avenue in Holtville.

Deputies said they found the man who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.

“My house is around here and when I came out of the house I saw a helicopter but I never thought it was an accident until I arrived to work I saw a lot of police officers and I came to see up close what was going on and I was able to see a body that was covered and a pair of shoes on the other side of the road," said Roualdo Gonzalez Gamez, Cooler Facility employee.

ICSO said deputies and emergency medical personnel attempted life-saving measures on the victim.

However, the 71-year-old Holtville man died due to his injuries at the scene and his family has been notified.

ICSO requested help from the California Highway Patrol to conduct the traffic collision portion of the investigation.

The suspect is still at large.

This is an ongoing investigation.

If you or anyone has information on this case, contact the Imperial County Sheriff's Office.

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