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Teen dies after hit-and-run collision on Highway 4 on-ramp

An 18-year-old died at a hospital after being struck by a hit-and-run driver and suffering life-threatening injuries earlier this week, authorities said.

Around 9:15 p.m. Monday, California Highway Patrol officers responded to the Port Chicago Highway on-ramp to eastbound Highway 4 and found the teen suffering from major injuries, with no driver or vehicle at the scene.

The teen was taken by ambulance to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he was later pronounced dead.

In a statement, the CHP said the teen was a pedestrian but did not say why they believed he was on the ramp. Authorities also said in a Facebook post that a person and vehicle of interest had been located, but did not give any information.

When reached Thursday evening, Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office coroner’s division staff said they could not release the teen’s identity. A CHP spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for additional information.

Anyone with information may call the CHP’s Contra Costa office at 925-646-4980.

Check back for updates. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

Source: East Bay Teen dies after hit-and-run collision on Highway 4 on-ramp

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