DIAMOND SPRINGS (CBS13) – A person was hit and killed by a car that took off from the scene near Diamond Springs early Wednesday morning.

The scene was along Missouri Flat Road, near Halyard Lane.

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California Highway Patrol’s Placerville office says an 87-year-old man was apparently crossing Missouri Flat Road a little before 6:30 a.m. when they were struck by a car. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The car, only described as a dark-colored sedan, was last seen heading northbound on Missouri Flat Road.

No details about the person killed have been released.

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Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact detectives at (530) 622-1110.