ELKHORN — Elkhorn police say a Lake Geneva was killed Sunday night by a hit-and-run driver.

Authorities are currently looking for a silver GMC pickup seen leaving the area.

Officers from the Elkhorn Police Department were dispatched about 10:30 p.m. Sunday to the 400 block of County Highway H for a report of a man in the ditch and was not breathing.

Officers, along with members from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Elkhorn Area Fire Department, and Lake Geneva Fire Department, arrived and attempted life saving measures.

Officers learned that Francisco Garcia, 70-years of age of rural Lake Geneva, was walking on County Highway H when he was struck by a pickup truck that failed to stop after striking Garcia. Garcia succumbed to injuries received at the scene of the crash, according to an Elkhorn Police Department news release.

The Elkhorn Police Department is attempting to locate a silver GMC pickup truck was last seen traveling south on County Highway H from the scene by Gateway Technical College. The pickup truck is believed to have minor damage to the passenger side head light lens and surrounding area. The pickup truck was further described as possibly being slightly lifted with chrome rims and in good condition.

Anyone with information regarding a silver GMC pickup matching the description, or with information regarding this incident, is urged to call the Elkhorn Police Department at 262-723-2210 and ask to speak with Detective Kim Bass at extension 208. You may also remain anonymous and contact Walworth County Crime Stoppers at 262-723-2677, or electronically by using P3 Tips (http://www.p3tips.com).

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