The Pittsburg Police Department is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred early Wednesday morning near the intersection of West Leland Road and Bailey Road in the City of Pittsburg.
Police say the incident occurred around 1:24 am where officers responded to a pedestrian versus vehicle crash. Officers were advised that Fire Fighters from Station 87 were returning to their station on West Leland Road, when they encountered the collision. When officers arrived, the pedestrian was located in the westbound lanes of West Leland Road and Fire Fighters were performing lifesaving efforts. These efforts were unsuccessful and the man succumbed to his injuries.
Captain Steve Albanese said the driver of the involved vehicle fled the scene and the make or model of the responsible vehicle is unknown at this time. The Pittsburg Police Department Fatal Accident Response Team responded and took over the investigation. It is believed the driver of the vehicle was traveling westbound on West Leland Road at the time of the collision.
The identification of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification to the family.
West Leland Road from Chestnut Drive and Bailey Road is expected to be closed until approximately 10:00 A.M. this morning.
This investigation remains active and officers are examining the city’s video surveillance system that may have captured the incident. The Pittsburg Police Department asks anyone with additional information to please contact the Pittsburg Police Department Tip-Line at 925-252-4040.