Man Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

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    Police are searching for a driver who struck and killed a man in the Kingsessing section of the city and then fled the scene. (Published Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014)

    Police are on the hunt for a driver who allegedly struck and killed a man in the Kingsessing section of the city and then fled the scene.

    On Monday, shortly after 5 p.m., a 32-year-old man was standing in the shoulder of the westbound lane on the 6200 block of Kingsessing Avenue attempting to repair his bike.

    As he was working on the bike, police say he was struck by a vehicle traveling west on Kingsessing. The vehicle briefly stopped then continued to drive west on Kingsessing Avenue.

    The man was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with severe injuries. He was later pronounced dead.

    Surveillance video captured the hit-and-run crash. We are not embedding the video in this article since the crash was fatal. However, Philadelphia Police posted the video on their YouTube channel.

    Police say the hit-and-run vehicle may have been a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee. If you have any information on the driver’s whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.