Driver in Sylmar Hits and Drags Pedestrian to Death

Police in California are looking for a motorist who ran over a 60-something-year-old man... and then continued driving to a gas station, presumably unaware that he was dragging the victim.

The incident occurred around 12:45 a.m. on Monday as the unidentified victim was crossing a street in Sylmar, the LAPD reports.

According to police, the pedestrian became lodged under the vehicle and the suspect continued driving, dragging the man to a gas station.

"The driver of the sedan then entered a gas station driveway area while dragging the pedestrian underneath the vehicle," police said in a statement.

He then backed the car up, causing the man's body to break free, before taking off again, an incident report reveals. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

When found, the suspect will likely face criminal charges -- which would have been avoided if the motorist had stopped -- says Detective Lisset Fuentes.

"Had this person stopped this morning, it would have been an accident,” she says. "But they decided to leave, so that’s when it became a hit-and-run."

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