Search for Car in Deadly Hit-&-Run

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    Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a man in Southwest Philly. (Published Thursday, Jan 9, 2014)

    A red car -- possibly a convertible -- speeding towards the airport.

    That's what is seen in video released by Philadelphia Police Thursday as they work to find the driver responsible for a deadly hit-and-run.

    Invesitgators say 60-year-old Leslie Smith was crossing Island Avenue at the intersection of Lindbergh Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia around 6:15 p.m. Monday when he was struck and killed by a car going south on Island Avenue.

    After striking Smith, the striking vehicle did not stop and fled the scene, traveling southbound towards the airport, according to police.

    Smith died from his injuries at the scene.

    Police describe the striking vehicle as a red, possibly two-door sedan with a black top and the passenger side wheel cover missing. The car likely will have front, hood and windshield damage, according to invesitgators.

    If you have any information on the vehicle’s whereabouts, please call the Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3180.