Police seek help locating driver who fatally struck autistic man in San Bruno

Police believe a 2015 or 2016 Mercedes GLA was the car that fatally struck an autistic man in San Bruno early Monday morning. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to to contact the San Bruno Police Department at (650) 616-7100 or by email at sbpdtipline@sanbruno.ca.gov. (Courtesy San Bruno Police Department)

Police believe a 2015 or 2016 Mercedes GLA was the car that fatally struck an autistic man in San Bruno early Monday morning. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to to contact the San Bruno Police Department at (650) 616-7100 or by email at sbpdtipline@sanbruno.ca.gov. (Courtesy San Bruno Police Department)

San Bruno police are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a vehicle who fatally struck an autistic man in the roadway early Monday morning.

The victim, 27-year-old Scott Glasner, was reported missing from his adult care home on Fleetwood Drive in San Bruno just after 1:30 a.m. While dispatchers were on the phone with the home, they received a separate report of a man running in the lanes of traffic on state Highway 35 near College Drive, about a third of a mile from the home.

A third call was made to dispatchers from a driver who said they had swerved to avoid hitting a man lying in the roadway on Highway 35. The witness said that after they swerved, a vehicle traveling behind them was unable to avoid hitting the man and ran him over, according to police.

The caller reported that the driver of the second vehicle swerved back and forth after the impact, then continued to drive south on Highway 35.
Glasner was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Authorities believe the vehicle that struck Glasner was a crossover-type utility vehicle, possibly a 2015 or 2016 Mercedes GLA, that was described as being dark in color. Damage to the vehicle may be minimal, but the inside of the front driver’s side wheel was damaged, police said.

Police believe it’s possible the driver was unaware they had struck a person, and are urging anyone with information about the crash to contact the San Bruno Police Department at (650) 616-7100 or by email at sbpdtipline@sanbruno.ca.gov. Information may be left anonymously.Bay Area NewsCrimefatal crashHit and runSan Bruno

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