Man Killed, Left Lying in Road in Ventura Hit-and-Run

After a man was struck and killed in the roadway in the middle of the night in Ventura, police were searching for the driver Monday.

Ventura police responded to the intersection of Blackburn Road and Tracy Place at 3 a.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting that someone got hit by a car.

When officers arrived, they found a man with severe injuries lying in the two-lane roadway with skid marks streaking across the ground. He died at the scene, Ventura police said.

Ventura Police Commander David Dickey said it was believed that the man who was killed was a pedestrian hit by a passing car. There are no sidewalks along the road.

Blackburn Road between Wells Road and Saticoy Avenue was shut down to traffic for several hours as authorities investigated.

The victim was not yet identified as next of kin had not been notified.

There was no vehicle description available.

Anyone with information on the crash or suspected driver was encouraged to call Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4323.

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