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Police Investigating Fatal Downtown Hit-And-Run Involving Wheelchair-Bound Man

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A man confined to a wheelchair was killed after a hit-and-run early Wednesday morning in downtown Sacramento.

Just before 1:30 a.m., the 51-year-old man was struck by a vehicle near 19th and X Streets. The victim was crossing the street when he was struck. Investigators say the man was crossing during a red light and was outside of the crosswalk.

Currently, investigators are looking for an early model 2000 2-door white Honda or Acura.

A witness last saw the vehicle travelling eastbound on X Street just after the incident, police say.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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