North Philadelphia

Man Killed in North Philadelphia Hit-and-Run

Investigators temporarily roped off the intersection, where what appeared to be parts of the vehicle as well as a shoe lay on the ground

NBC Universal, Inc.

The driver fled after striking the man near the intersection of Ridge and Cecil B. Moore avenues around 4:40 a.m., police said.

Police were looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run that left a man dead in North Philadelphia early Saturday.

The driver fled after striking the man near the intersection of Ridge and Cecil B. Moore avenues around 4:40 a.m., police said. The victim, who was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital shortly after 5 a.m., was identified as 64-year-old Raymond Hodgins.

Investigators temporarily roped off the intersection, where what appeared to be parts of the vehicle, as well as a shoe, lay on the ground.

Police said witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a gray sedan, later adding that it may have been a minivan.

Update: Police say they have arrested 27-year-old Tyreek Polite in relation to the incident. Polite how faces charges relating to Hodgins death.