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Car that killed motorcyclist in Pocket was likely a silver Nissan or Infiniti, police say

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The vehicle that struck and killed a 26-year-old motorcyclist in the Pocket area in September likely was a late-2000s Infiniti or Nissan, according to Sacramento police investigators.

Elise Eastman, a personal trainer, was returning home from a trip to the gym about 9:45 p.m. Sept. 2 when she was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Police said at the time that it appeared Eastman was northbound on Gloria Drive when she was struck by a vehicle that was pulling out of a driveway along the street. She was found lying along the curb in the 7200 block of Gloria Drive.

Eastman died at a local hospital two days later.

The vehicle was described at the time of the collision as a late-model silver sedan that might have damage to the driver’s side. Through a scientific evaluation of physical evidence located at the collision scene, investigators have determined the vehicle involved was likely an Infiniti or Nissan, according to a Police Department news release issued Wednesday.

“Although the investigation up to this point has not yet resulted in an arrest, detectives are hopeful that someone in the community may still hold the key to being able to solve this crime,” the news release said.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the driver or the vehicle that left the scene is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department’s hit-and-run tip line at 916-808-6030, the dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357, or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy