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Driver killed in North Philly hit-and-run crash

According to police, a 38-year-old man was killed when his vehicle was hit by a person driving a stolen car. Officials said the driver responsible fled on foot after the crash

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Police in Philadelphia are investigating after, officials said, someone behind the wheel of a stolen car crashed into a vehicle in North Philadelphia, killing the driver, before they fled the scene of the crash.

Officials said the incident happened at about 12:52 a.m. on Sunday, when a man driving in North Philadelphia was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of 20th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

Police officials said Sunday that 38-year-old Edwin Villamizar, of Schuylkill Haven, died due to the collision.

According to officials, the incident happend when a 2003 Honda Accord, headed westbound on Cecil B. Moore Avenue, disregarded a stop sign and slammed into a 202 Chevy Spark that was driven by Villamizar. The impact, police officials said, sent the Chevy into a 2013 Buick Enclave.

Villamizar was pronounced at the scene at about 1:02 a.m., officials said.

The occupants of the Buick were taken to a nearby hospital after suffering minor injuries and, police said, the driver and passenger in the Honda fled on foot after the crash.

Police officials have said that the Honda had been reported stolen.

The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating the crash and searching for the driver and passenger of the Honda.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department's Crash Investigation Division at 215-685-3180 or call/text the Philadelphia Police Department's tipline at 215-686-TIPS (8477).

Tipsters can remain anonymous, officials said.

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