SAN BERNARDINO, CA (August 17, 2022) – Early in the morning on Sunday in San Bernardino, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a man in a wheelchair. The victim was later identified as James Gatson, a resident of San Bernardino, 46 years old.
The August 14 crash occurred on Highland Avenue close to where Cedar Street is located.
The time was roughly 4:37 a.m., police said.
According to authorities, Gatson had been going across Highland Avenue when a vehicle, which was traveling east, struck him.
The driver did not help Gatson or remain at the crash site.
Responders pronounced Gatson deceased at the scene of the crash.
Investigators are searching for the suspect hit-and-run driver, and the vehicle involved, neither of which have been described.
If anyone has information about the crash, the person can contact Dan Acosta, who is a detective, or Jeff Harvey, who is a sergeant.
The number is 909-384-5792.
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