Tips Sought at Morena Hit-Run on Dec. 30 That Fatally Injured Martin Romo, 61

A San Diego police patrol car.
A San Diego police patrol car. Photo by Chris Stone

Authorities contacted the public Wednesday for help identifying a motorist involved in a hit and run that fatally injured a homeless man at the end of last year on a road in the Morena area.

Martin Romo, 61, was crossing the street in the 1200 block of Tecolote Road when a northbound vehicle struck him around 6 p.m. Dec. 30, according to San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the county Office of the Medical Examiner.

After the impact, the motorist continued driving and left the area.

Paramedics took Romo to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he died five days later.

Police have not released any description of the driver or the vehicle that struck the victim.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contact the agency online at Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

The City News Service contributed to this article.

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