Mangaluru, Jan 24: In a hit-and-run case, an elderly man was crushed to death by an unidentified vehicle at Thokkottu in Mangaluru taluk this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Hammabba (60), a resident of Panemangaluru in Bantwal taluk.
He was crossing the highway opposite Sahara hospital when the accident took place.
It is learnt that the vehicle rammed into Hammabba and sped off without stopping. He died on the spot.
Hammabba had come to Kallapu near Thokkottu to visit his relatives.
Mangaluru South traffic police have registered a case and search is on to locate the vehicle.