Police say a man who drove an SUV into an Ardmore grandfather and left him to die on the street has been identified.
The 32-year-old hit-and-run driver and his lawyer contacted police after the crash and has been cooperating, according to the Lower Merion Police Department. The man has not been charged and police did not publicly release his name.
The hit-and-run happened shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Ardmore Avenue and School Lane, Lower Merion Police Superintendent Michael McGrath said.
Police identified the man as 51-year-old Carter Wilson. One of his distraught sons told NBC10 Wilson was a father of two and grandfather to a 4-month-old child. He lived near the intersection where the crash happened.
The person behind the wheel of the white Jeep Grand Cherokee that struck him drove away northbound toward Lancaster Avenue without stopping to help, McGrath said. The victim died at Lankenau Hospital.
Neighbors told NBC10 that speeding cars are a constant problem on Ardmore Avenue, and they had coincidentally held a safety meeting about the issue on the day of the deadly crash.
“It’s terrible, and the conditions aren’t getting any better and they’re still speeding, so I’m very concerned about it,” Tara Cavanaugh said.