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Abandoned car found may be connected to fatal hit-and-run

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A car that might be connected to a fatal hit-and-run earlier this week in San Martin was found miles away in Gilroy, according to California Highway Patrol.

An elderly man was killed while crossing Monterey Road, south of Cox Avenue, when he was hit by a car about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in San Martin, an unincorporated area south of Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County. The victim’s name has not been released.

A car possibly involved in the collision, a red 2003 Dodge Neon with windshield and roof damage, was found the next day, abandoned in an industrial area of Gilroy, the CHP said.

The Dodge didn’t have license plates and the vehicle identification number was removed from the car, the CHP said. Anyone with information about the collision or the Dodge is asked to call Officer Hinch at the Hollister-Gilroy Area CHP office at (408) 848-2324.

California Highway Patrol

California Highway Patrol found an abandoned red 2003 Dodge Neon in an industrial area of Gilroy, Calif June 5, 2019. The license plates and vehicle identification number were missing but police believe the car may be connected to a June 4, 2019 fatal hit-and-run in San Martin, Calif.

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