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Police release photos of suspected vehicle involved in Santa Barbara hit and run

Police in Santa Barbara are searching for the driver in a hit and run accident that occurred near the intersection of Cabrillo Boulevard and Castillo Street early Friday morning.

When officers arrived they found a male victim with multiple fractures and obvious head trauma. Sgt. Mike Brown said his injuries were consistent with being hit by a car.

The driver fled the scene and a search for the driver is underway. That person will likely face felony hit and run charges.

During the investigation officers located surveillance video of a vehicle believed to be involved that was seen traveling in the area at the time of the collision.

The vehicle of interest is described as a light colored small to mid-size sport utility vehicle. It is believed to have front-end, headlamp, and possible windshield damage.

The Santa Barbara Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating this vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Barbara Police Department at (805) 897-2355 or call anonymously to (805) 897-2386.

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