Modesto Police Searching for Early 2000s Model Honda Civic in Fatal Hit-and-Run

MODESTO --  The Modesto Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run collision on Tully Road between Palmilla Drive and Snyder Avenue.

Around 5:30 a.m. a jogger called authorities to report a man sleeping in the entrance of Big Valley Church on Tully Way.

When police arrived they found the man, identified as 66-year-old Gregory Henderson, unresponsive with visible injuries.

Henderson was pronounced dead at the scene.

So far, the investigation has revealed Henderson was walking along the east side of Tully Road when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound.

Neighbors who declined to speak on camera say they want to have a street light installed along Tully. They said cars often speed because it's so dark and the posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour.

The driver fled the area before authorities arrived.

Investigators are looking for a black 2001-2003 Honda Civic with major passenger and front end damage - including the windshield.

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