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The California Highway Patrol is asking for help from citizens who may know the identity of a C6 Corvette driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident early Sunday.
Authorities say witnesses saw a dark blue 2005 or 2006 Corvette with a removable hardtop strike a male pedestrian on the Highway 101 off-ramp for eastbound Highway 166 between Santa Maria and Nipomo, then speed off at high speed.
The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Corvette was last seen headed north on Thompson Road toward Nipomo, the highway patrol said.
Based on physical evidence left at the scene, the patrol believes the car will have a damaged right front fascia, front bumper, hood, broken windshield, and missing hard top.
Lawmen think the car may be hidden now under a car cover or in a garage and they believe the owner may live in the Nipomo area.
If you have information about the car or the driver, authorities ask that you call the California Highway Patrol at 805-593-3333 (or 805-349-8728 during normal business hours).
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