SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — The body of a 25-year-old man was found Wednesday morning near the University of California at Santa Cruz campus, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man was found by a passing bicyclist around 8 a.m. on Empire Grade Road south of Heller Drive, according to the CHP.

It appears the man was hit by a vehicle as he was riding his bicycle and that the vehicle’s driver fled afterward, the CHP said.

The man is a resident of Santa Cruz, but his name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

The vehicle that struck him was either a maroon or metallic burgundy-colored Nissan or Infinity that has sustained some damage, according to the CHP.

The CHP is investigating the hit-and-run collision and asks any witnesses or anyone with information to call (831) 662-0511.

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Comments (2)
  1. concerned says:

    That poor man. He probably lay there hurting for a while, I hope not. I don’t mean to sound callus, I just hope he didn’t suffer. His family must be frantic, wondering where he is. Hope they catch the S.O.B. that did it. Though I’m not one, bicyclists have the right to use the roads too.

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