Victim in fatal Mission hit-and-run crash identified

A man fatally struck by a car in a hit-and-run in San Francisco’s Mission District earlier this month has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 28-year-old Ronald Barreto de la Cruz.

The collision was reported at about 2:20 a.m. on Dec. 18 on Mission Street just north of 26th Street, according to police. De la Cruz, a San Francisco resident, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died several hours later.

The driver fled in the vehicle north on Mission Street and remains at large. The vehicle was described as a four-door black Honda, Nissan or possibly a Volkswagen Passat. It should have damage to the front end or
windshield, police said.

Investigators released a photo of the suspect vehicle and are asking anyone with information about the case to call the department’s
traffic collision investigation unit at (415) 553-1641.

People can also call an anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

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