The San Francisco Police Department is seeking the driver of the car you see above, after police say they struck and killed a pedestrian in the Mission District earlier this month.

According to SFPD spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza, at 2:20 a.m. on Friday, December 18, the driver of this four-door sedan struck a pedestrian at Mission Street at 26th Street, then "fled north on Mission Street towards 25th Street."

The pedestrian, who the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office identified to SFist as 28-year-old San Francisco resident Ronald Barreto de la Cruz, "died several hours later at San Francisco General Hospital," Esparza says.

Witnesses told police at the time of the collision that they thought that the suspect vehicle was a black Honda or Nissan, but Esparza says that it actually "appears to be a VW Passat," based on video footage of what police believe to be the suspect vehicle.

The car "should have sustained damage to the front end and/or windshield" as a result of the collision, police say in their bulletin on the crime.

Esparza asks that "anyone with information on the vehicle or suspect" contact SFPD at 415-575-4444, the Traffic Collision Investigation Unit at 415-553-1641 or to text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.