SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — A 67-year-old man was struck and killed near a San Mateo bus stop in a hit-and-run collision on Saturday, police said.

Officers responded to a reported hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian in the 1700 block of South Delaware Street at about 11:30 a.m., according to San Mateo police.

Arriving officers found San Mateo resident Reynaldo Aguiniga pinned between a concrete garbage can and a tree near a San Mateo County Transportation Authority bus stop.

Aguiniga was taken to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, police said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a green 1994 Chevrolet Camaro – who was later identified as Josue Lopez, 26, of San Mateo — apparently lost control of the vehicle as he left a nearby parking lot at high speed, police said.

Lopez’ car struck a garbage can that dislodged and hit Aguiniga, pushing him several feet into a tree, police said.

Lopez allegedly got out of his car and checked on Aguilar before driving off, police said.

A five-year-old child was in the back seat of the Camaro at the time of the crash, police said.

Witnesses gave police a description of the suspect’s vehicle and a partial license plate number, and Lopez was later arrested without incident.

There was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision.

Lopez was booked at San Mateo County Jail for vehicular manslaughter, felony hit and run and child endangerment.

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