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Pedestrian fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Fullerton, suspect detained

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A man was found dead Thursday morning on a Fullerton street, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run motorist, and officers later located a vehicle and detained its driver for questioning.

An unknown trouble call about 3:30 a.m. brought officers to Orangethorpe Avenue east of Harbor Boulevard, where they found the man lying dead in the number 3 eastbound lane, said Fullerton police Corporal Billy Phu.

The man’s “significant” injuries led officers to believe he had been struck by a vehicle, Phu said.

Eastbound Orangethorpe Avenue was shut down between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue for the investigation, he said.

“Officers located a white sedan away from the crime scene with significant damage,” Phu said. It’s woman driver was detained for questioning.

The victim’s identity was not immediately released.

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