Victim of South Tahoe hit-and-run was 78-year-old man

Wed, Oct 9, 2019 (12:28 p.m.)

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This photo provided by the El Dorado Sheriff's Office shows Marlon Cruz. Cruz, a 20-year-old soccer player at Lake Tahoe Community College was arrested Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, as a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that killed an elderly man who was crossing a street the previous night in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Authorities have identified the 78-year-old California man who was struck and killed over the weekend while crossing a street in South Lake Tahoe in a hit-and-run accident.

Police say Edwin Harshman of South Lake Tahoe was pronounced dead at the scene 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 said an initial investigation indicated 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.

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