Driver flees after striking, killing Gilroy man with vehicle

Police ask witnesses to come forward


A Gilroy man walking in the area of Wren Avenue and El Cerrito Way died Sept. 12 after he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Gilroy Police are now searching for witnesses or surveillance footage that may have spotted the vehicle.

The crash was reported at about 8:54pm, and first responders began first aid on the victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The suspect vehicle is described as a gray or charcoal colored SUV with front-end damage. It was last seen fleeing the area northbound on Wren Avenue from El Cerrito Way.

The incident is being investigated by Gilroy Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Julio Romero at 408.846.0523.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Tip Line at 408.846.0330.

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