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Port Hueneme hit-and-run crash: Man dead, driver sought

A Google Maps image indicates the location of a deadly hit-and-run crash at Channel Islands Boulevard and Wheelhouse Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (Google Maps)

October 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities in Port Hueneme are looking for a driver wanted in a deadly hit-and-run crash.

Port Hueneme police say the vehicle took off after striking a pedestrian in the eastbound lanes of Channel Islands Boulevard at Wheelhouse Avenue shortly before 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

The victim, identified as 22-year-old Phillip Taylor Valentine, was transported to Ventura County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect's car is a 2007 to 2009 light-colored Toyota Camry. Police say the car has front-end damage and is missing the front emblem and lower front bumper plastic grill.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to contact Sgt. Eric Starna with the Port Hueneme Police Department at (805) 986-6629.