Deadly Hit-&-Run in Northeast Philadelphia

A hit-and-run driver killed a man in Northeast Philadelphia overnight.

The driver of a white Chevrolet Impala struck the 51-year-old man around 1:35 a.m. Sunday at Castor and Bleigh avenues in Northeast Philadelphia, said Philadelphia Police accident investigators.

The victim died shortly after 4 a.m. at Aria Torresdale Hospital, said police.

After the crash, the driver of the Chevy turned east on Shelmire Avenue before ditching the car at Shelmire and Horrocks Street, said Philadelphia Police.


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Investigators didn't immediately reveal an identification for either the victim or suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.

The deadly crash wasn’t far from where a man ran down someone trying to rob him in a bank parking lot last week. That crash was originally called a hit-and-run.

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