Driver sought after man struck in Sacramento hit-and-run dies from his injuries

A man who was struck in a hit-and-run collision Sunday morning on a busy Sacramento street has died from his injuries.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Richard Cortez, 52, of Glendale. Cortez died he was struck by a vehicle on Franklin Boulevard between 26th and 27th avenues in Sacramento’s North City Farms neighborhood around 6 a.m.

Sacramento police closed the stretch of Franklin to traffic in both directions for several hours to investigate and offered few details, but said the driver had fled the scene.

The Police Department encourages any witnesses to the crash to contact the dispatch center at 916-808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP (4357). Callers may remain anonymous and can be eligible to a reward of up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via the “P3 Tips” cell phone app.