Police Find Lexus Possibly Involved in Deadly City Avenue Hit-&-Run - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police Find Lexus Possibly Involved in Deadly City Avenue Hit-&-Run

The deadly crash took place in front of Saint Joseph's University, which is on break.

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    Suspected City Avenue Hit-&-Run Car Recovered

    Philadelphia police say they have recovered the Lexus sedan they believe was involved in a deadly hit-and-run along City Avenue near Saint Joseph's University.. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017)

    A hit-and-run left a man dead who had just gotten off a SEPTA bus in the shadow of Saint Joseph’s University. A car emblem found nearby may have helped investigators find the car involved as they continued to search for the driver.

    Philadelphia police arrived to City Avenue at 54th Street in the Overbrook neighborhood around 10 p.m. Tuesday to find an unresponsive 58-year-old man on the roadway, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

    Medics rushed the man — identified Wednesday as Anthony Rodgers — to nearby Lankenau Medical Center where he died a short time later. Rodgers lived along the 5600 block of Woodcrest Avenue, just a few blocks from where he was struck, investigators said.

    Surveillance video captured by a nearby store owner shows the victim getting off a SEPTA bus and walking in the crosswalk just before being struck. The victim then went flying through the air.

    Raw Video: Moments Before Deadly City Avenue Hit-&-RunRaw Video: Moments Before Deadly City Avenue Hit-&-Run

    A man who just got off a SEPTA bus was struck and killed along City Avenue in Philadelphia on Dec. 26, 2017.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017)

    Vehicles, including a SEPTA bus in the opposite direction, continue to drive past the scene in the moments following the deadly crash.

    On Wednesday morning, a red Lexus with front-end damage, a shattered windshield and missing hood emblem was found parked on a sidewalk next to a warehouse at 19th and Courtland streets in the Logan neighborhood. Accident investigators believe the car is the one involved in the deadly hit-and-run because a Lexus hood emblem was recovered at the crash scene, police said.

    Police believe this car struck and killed a man along City Avenue on Dec. 26, 2017.
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    It could take investigators a few days of testing to officially confirm that the car struck the victim, police said.