SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) — Authorities have identified the 78-year-old California man who was struck and killed while crossing a street in South Lake Tahoe in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend.
Police say Edwin Harshman of South Lake Tahoe was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8 p.m. Sunday.
The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Marlon Cruz, fled the scene initially before turning himself at the South Lake Tahoe police station about five hours later.
Cruz has been charged with felony hit-and-run.
Police say an initial investigation indicates Harshman was crossing Lake Tahoe Boulevard outside a crosswalk.
Cruz of Idaho Falls, Idaho is a sophomore at Lake Tahoe Community College and starting goalie for the school’s men’s soccer team.