Victim identified, driver in custody after deadly bus stop hit-and-run

- The man standing at a Northeast Philadelphia bus stop and was killed when a car smashed into it, overnight, has been identified as Alejo Molina.

Molina was the father of a 2-year-old son and a 20-year-old daughter. He was trying to catch the 58 Bus on his way home from the night shift  at a warehouse.

His wife, Christie Silva, broke down in tears as she spoke to FOX 29.

"It's just so difficult. I love you I wish you were here with me and Ashlyn and our son misses you," she said. "We've been together for 23 years. He is my heart. He is my life. He's everything to me. I'm gonna miss him dearly."

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 7200 block of Bustleton Avenue at Cottman.

The SEPTA canopy the victim was under was ripped apart and tossed down the sidewalk. Police say the 35-year-old driver got out of his badly damaged car, looked at the body, and ran away on foot.

According to police, the driver did turn himself in just before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police say they are still investigating just what caused the accident.

 

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