A 38-year-old Ottawa man has died from his injuries after a hit-and-run in the city's downtown core Sunday night.

Ottawa police say Mitchell Anderson died in hospital Tuesday afternoon after he was struck by a car while crossing the road at Colonel By Drive and Rideau Street at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

Police are continuing their search for the driver and passenger of a 2007 or 2008 red Mazda RX-8 sports car that was allegedly involved in the incident.

Witnesses have described the driver as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s. A passenger travelling in the car at the time of the collision is described as a white female with shoulder-length blond hair also in her late 20s or early 30s.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS.