Man killed in South City hit-and-run

Authorities were still on the hunt Sunday for a red, two-door Honda Civic involved in a hit-and-run that killed one person and injured another.

Carlos Duran, a 35-year-old house painter from South San Francisco, was killed Saturday after he was struck by a 1999-2000 model Honda with a fin or spoiler at the intersection of Oyster Point Boulevard and Eccles Avenue, according to police.

After receiving a call from a passing driver reporting a man face-down in the street at approximately 2:45 a.m., South San Francisco officials found Duran dead at the scene due to massive head injuries. Vehicle parts found at the scene indicated he had been hit by a Honda Civic of an unknown color.

An investigation revealed that Duran may have been talking on his cell phone when he was hit. Toxicology reports from the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office won’t be released for another 6 to 8 weeks.

It was not discovered until later Saturday that there was a second, unidentified victim in the incident.

The second victim and Duran were struck at the same time by the same car, South San Francisco Police reported, and the second victim described the driver as a 20-something Hispanic male with a ponytail and a white hat.

Sgt. Jon Kallas with South San Francisco Police said no one had been apprehended yet as of Sunday afternoon.

“I know we’re still working on stuff and following up leads,” Kallas said.

Those with information on the fatal hit-and-run incident should call either South San Francisco Traffic Officer Ivan DelaCruz or Det. Tom Neary at (650) 877-8900 or (650) 829-3934.

Further down the Peninsula, a 28-year-old woman was also hit by a car Saturday afternoon shortly after 3 p.m. on the 1300 block of Ralston Avenue in Belmont. Authorities did not think her injuries were life-threatening. The woman was found laying in the roadway after being hit by a car traveling east on Ralston Avenue.

Police said she had minor visible injuries, but complained of head pain and was taken to Stanford Hospital for observation.

Police had no further information on the woman’s condition or the cause of the accident on Sunday, Acting Sgt. Bill McGuigan said.

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