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Orange County authorities search for driver in fatal hit-and-run

Authorities continued to search Saturday for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a man in Laguna Niguel and abandoned the car nearby.

Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies received a call about 3:50 a.m. Friday regarding a man in the road near the intersection of Street of the Golden Lantern and Marina Hills Drive, Lt. Jim England said.

The victim appeared to have been hit by a vehicle and was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, he said. His name and age were not given.

The department's Major Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene and located what is believed to be the suspect's vehicle -- a black Nissan -- a quarter-mile away, England said.

The investigation is ongoing, he said.

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