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Pedestrian dies in hit and run

A man was found laying in the middle of Geer Road on Monday after he was believed to be struck by a vehicle.

Several people called the police department at around 11:30 a.m. Monday reporting a man laying in the roadway in the 1200 block of Geer Road.

Emergency crews arrived and lifesaving efforts were completed, however, the man, identified by the coroner’s office as William Hanson, 36, of Turlock, was declared dead on scene.

Law enforcement believes a white SUV truck traveling southbound on Geer Road on Monday struck Hanson and then left the area. Detectives have visited multiple businesses on Geer Road looking for video surveillance footages of the incident, but have been unsuccessful so far.

“There are not a lot of leads at this point,” said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Parmley.

The Turlock Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is actively investigating this incident. If you have any information related to this incident, contact Officer Fortado at (209) 654-7399 or