Wanted: Suspect in Fatal Hit and Run in San Marcos

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

 San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station Traffic Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in a fatal hit and run. 

On April 15th at about 8:20 p.m., a 60-year-old woman who was walking her dog was struck by a vehicle in the 300 block of Smilax Road in the City of San Marcos. The woman sustained major injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where she died the following day. Based on evidence left at the scene, the suspect vehicle is a white Ford Econoline series E-150, E-250 or E-350 van and should have damage to the front bumper and grille. 

Surveillance video from the area captured footage of what investigators say is the suspect vehicle. 

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Anyone with information on the location of the driver or the suspect vehicle is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station Traffic Unit Sergeant Nicholas Maryn at (760) 510-5295 or via email at Nicholas.Maryn@sdsheriff.org. 

  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Marcial Lopez at (619) 531-1547 or email at Marcial.Lopez@sdsheirff.org or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.