A pedestrian died after possibly being hit by two cars who drove off from the scene this morning, at about 5:30 a.m., according to the O.C. Register.
Bristol Street was closed from Warner Avenue to Hemlock Way while officers investigated.
A witness reported that the victim had been lying in the street, next to a blanket, when a car nearly hit him. He then sat up but then laid back down again. Then a second car passed by and this time the man was run over.
The driver of that car stopped about 50 yards away but then continued heading north, according to the SAPD.
The vicim has not been identified but he was described only as a black man in his 20s or 30s.
The victim was declared dead at the scene.
The driver who took off ended up going home. He later called the SAPD about an hour after the crash to report that he might have run someone over.
The driver has been arrested. He told police that he left the scene because he panicked.
Initial reports indicated that the victim had been struck by two vehicles. However the investigation revealed that only one driver was involved in the hit-and-run.