A hit-and-run driver apparently drove up on a traffic island beneath the Highway 101 overpass near Cesar Chavez early Saturday morning. According to police, the driver struck and killed a pedestrian before fleeing the scene. The crash was reported around 8:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve, Bay City News reports. SFPD has not yet released any details on the suspect, or the vehicle involved.
Anyone with information on the incident is, of course, asked to contact the SFPD tip line at (415) 575-4444 or via text message to TIP411.
Update: Bay City News now reports that a 23-year-old man was busted later Saturday afternoon for the Christmas Eve hit-and-run. The suspect, Juan Martinez, was picked up by SFPD and booked on suspicion of "vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run, driving on a suspended or revoked license and driving while using a wireless device." According to a spokesperson for SFPD, Martinez may have been using his cellphone at the time of the incident.