Richmond police are searching for a driver who fled on foot after causing a fatal collision at the intersection of Solano Avenue and Ventura Street early Friday.
Richmond police and fire crews responded to the crash scene at Solano Avenue and Ventura Street at 12:10 a.m. and found three vehicles involved.
In one of the vehicles, a 2011 Ford Fusion, first responders found Anthony Tonti, 77, of Walnut Creek, unresponsive in the driver’s seat, Richmond police Lt. Andre Hill said. Tonti died from his injuries a short time later.
The other vehicle involved, a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck, was unoccupied, and it is believed the driver fled the scene.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that the Ford Ranger failed to stop for the posted southbound stop sign on Ventura St. at high rate of speed,” Hill said. “This violation caused the driver of the Ford Ranger to collide with the Ford Fusion. The unknown Hispanic male driver of the Ford Ranger fled the scene on foot westbound Solano Ave. towards San Pablo Ave.”
Richmond police searched the area for the suspect but were unsuccessful, Hill said.
He is described as a bald Hispanic man, 5-foot-3, in his 30s wearing a black jacket.
Anyone with any further information about this incident or suspect, please contact Traffic Officer J. Platzner at 510-621-1587.
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