Officers arrived and found the 20-year-old pedestrian lying on the side of the road with his friends rendering aid.
Witnesses said a sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Gordon Road when it struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was also walking eastbound in the roadway while wearing dark clothing.
The sedan left the scene without stopping and was later located nearby, unoccupied.
A preliminary investigation indicated alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the collision. The Yakima Police Department Traffic Division is investigating this collision.