Independence police are investigating a hit and run incident. According to reports, on Sunday February 15th, Police visited an area near mile 23 on the Southern Highway in the village of Santa Cruz, where they saw a man lying face up on the right side of the road apparently dead.
The victim was later identified as 38 year old Oswaldo Portillo, a Guatemalan farmer.
Mr Portillo received injuries to the face, abdomen and left arm. His body was taken to the Southern Regional hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:40 am.
Police continue to investigate.