Driver killed in multi-vehicle hit-and-run collision in Hayward

Driver killed in multi-vehicle hit-and-run collision in Hayward

HAYWARD — A driver was killed Sunday morning in a multi-vehicle hit-and-run collision in Hayward.

The man was identified by the coroner’s office Monday as Deo Prasad, 72,  of Union City.

The driver of one of the three vehicles involved, who fled the scene, was still being sought Monday.

The collision happened about 12:47 a.m. Sunday in the 27000 block of Huntwood Avenue.

When police responded to the scene they found two vehicles, two drivers and a passenger.

Prasad was the driver of one of the vehicles. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in his vehicle was uninjured and was cooperating with investigators, police said.

The driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle was not injured. That driver was cooperating with investigators.

The driver of the third vehicle left the scene before police arrived. The vehicle was found unoccupied a short distance from the crash site.

Police have not yet released additional details about what led up to the vehicles colliding. There was no information released about the suspect driver who fled the scene.

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It is the eighth fatal traffic collision in Hayward this year, police said.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call Hayward police traffic investigators at 510-293-7066.