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Man allegedly involved in deadly hit-and-run in Gilroy turns himself in

GILROY, Calif. (KION-TV)  UPDATE Sept. 15, 2022, at 10:21 a.m.-  Police said the driver of an SUV involved in a deadly hit-and-run on Wren Avenue and El Cerrito Way turned themselves in Wednesday morning.

Derek Shingu, 54, of Gilroy, was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for hit-and-run resulting in death or injury and vehicular manslaughter, according to police.

Police looking for SUV involved in deadly hit-and-run in Gilroy

Gilroy Police said an adult man died after an SUV hit him Monday night and failed to stop.

At around 8:54 p.m., police responded to Wren Avenue and El Cerrito Way and found a Gilroy resident that had been hit by a vehicle. The victim died of their injuries at the scene, according to police.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a gray or charcoal-colored SUV with front-end damage. They were last seen driving away northbound on Wren Avenue and El Cerrito Way.

Gilroy Police is asking anyone who saw the incident or has the video to contact them. Call Officer Julio Romero at (408) 846-0523.

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