OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A 68-year-old man was killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a street near Lake Merritt in Oakland Friday morning, according to Oakland police officials.

At about 9:10 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of Harrison and 23rd streets and found an injured man, who had been hit by what police described as a dark-colored, new model Chrysler van.

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Emergency medical personnel responded and took the man to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

The man’s name was not released.

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Police are still searching for the suspect vehicle and said they don’t yet know if alcohol was a factor in the collision.

Police did not say if the man, an Oakland resident, was in a crosswalk when he was hit.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oakland police traffic investigators at (510) 777-8570.

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