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Driver Sought In Modesto Fatal

Modesto police are looking for a hit and run driver in connection with the death of a pedestrian in that city´s downtown area.

Officers say the 35 year old victim was crossing 5th street just before 7:00 p.m., when a 1986 red or maroon Ford Pickup truck struck him in the crosswalk. He was thrown 120 feet by the impact, and died later at a Modesto hospital. The suspect driver circled the accident scene, then fled south on highway 99. Anyone who can help find the driver is asked to call Modesto police.