Carlos Salas, 20, of Laguna Niguel was killed early on Friday morning in what investigators are calling a hit and run accident at the intersection of Marina Hills and Golden Lantern.
Gail Krause, spokesperson for Orange County Sheriff's Department, said police are still searching for the driver of the car found about one quarter of a mile from the scene. Authorities said they received a call that a body was in the crosswalk of Marina Hills and Golden Lantern around 3:48 a.m. Friday.
"The car is a black 1998 Nissan Maxima that is registered to a Dana Point resident," she said. "However, we don't know if the owner is the person who was driving the car at the time. Investigators did find physical evidence on the car that coincides with what they found at the scene. It does appear to be a hit and run accident and the man was dragged before he was left."
Salas later died of injuries at a local hospital, according to Lt. Jim England of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. There was a skateboard found near the scene, he added.
Anyone with information on the crash, or the driver, is asked to contact investigators at 949-425-1860.