What to Know
- A 32-year-old man was struck and killed along southbound U.S. Route 130 in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, early Tuesday.
- The force of impact knocked Shadid Fauntleroy out of his sneakers.
- Police said the striking vehicle was a silver SUV "believed to be a Mercedes-Benz between the years of 2002 and 2005 with heavy front-end damage."
Police in Camden County, New Jersey, are searching for an SUV driver who struck and killed a man along busy Route 130 then drove off.
The hit-and-run took place just after midnight Tuesday in the southbound lanes of U.S. Route 130 at Drexel Avenue, Pennsauken Township police said in a news release.
The impact caused the 32-year-old victim -- later identified as Shadid Fauntleroy of Camden -- to come out of his sneakers, which remained on the roadway as police investigated. Fauntleroy died at the scene.
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"The light was green for oncoming traffic, so as he casually strolled right through it, unfortunately, he was struck by a vehicle," Pennsauken Police Officer Lexxus Matos said. "Once he was struck, he was laying on the side of the road and the vehicle fled prior to police arrival."
Investigators said the striking vehicle was a silver SUV "believed to be a Mercedes-Benz between the years of 2002 and 2005 with heavy front-end damage."
Fantleroy left behind nine siblings and a single mother. His tight-knit family is demanding justice and questioning why the driver fled the scene.
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"“The car should have at least stopped and called,” Tanere Fauntleroy told NBC10.
Police asked anyone with information to call Pennsauken police Sgt. Kern or Ptl. J. Martinez at (856) 488-0080 Ext. 3301.