Body of victim in hit-and-run crash found near Old Town
Authorities responded to the car crash and identified the hit-and-run victim as a 21-year-old Menifee resident. His name was withheld from the report, pending the notification of next-of-kin.
Moreover, the accident occurred at about 3:00 a.m. when CHP officers received reports of a body in the freeway. Upon arrival, authorities discovered a license plate that they suspect belongs to a 2004 Honda Accord, possibly the vehicle that hit the victim.
A short time later, authorities found an abandoned vehicle at a gas station on Pacific Highway. According to the article, officers believe the driver exited the freeway and dumped the vehicle at the gas station. Subsequently, the car was impounded as evidence, although no arrests were made in the case yet.
The 21-year-old victim was determined to have been attempting to cross the freeway on foot before being struck in the hit-and-run collision.
Currently, this incident is under review in an ongoing investigation by the authorities, and further details will be reviewed and released to the public as it is determined.
We of the May Firm extend our deepest condolences to the victims affected by this unfortunate traffic accident. Our hearts sink upon hearing news of this accident and will keep the victims in our hearts and prayers.
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