The suspect vehicle is a light-colored, small- to mid-size SUV.

Police are searching for the suspect in a serious hit-and-run incident that left the victim, a 23-year-old male Santa Barbara City College student, with life-threatening injuries.

On December 2 at 4:15 a.m., officers responded to a report of a person lying in the street on the 300 block of W. Cabrillo Boulevard. Upon arrival they located the unresponsive victim face down on the road. He was transported to Cottage Hospital and his family was notified.

The suspect vehicle is a light-colored, small- to mid-size SUV.
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Investigators think the man was hit by a vehicle travelling westbound on Cabrillo. The driver fled the scene after the collision. Surveillance videos of what police describe as the “vehicle of interest” depict 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 has requested assistance in locating this vehicle. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the department immediately at 897-2355 or anonymously at 897-2386.


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