Police searching for white van in connection with deadly North Philadelphia hit-and-run

A man riding a bicycle in North Philadelphia was killed by a hit-and-run driver, authorities say. 

According to officials, the bicyclist, thought to be in his mid-30s, was traveling on the 1900 block of North Howard Street Sunday night, about 8:30, when someone driving a white box van hit the man and continued driving.

The driver of the van headed north on Howard Street after hitting the bicyclist, authorities said.


Medics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police are investigating the hit-and-run and are searching for the driver. They say no arrests have been made.

Authorities say the man was later identified as 31-year-old Eduardo Rosario Jimenez. Police say he has no family in the United States, and they were able to speak to a relative who lives abroad. 

Just three hours earlier, a 61-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in South Philadelphia, according to officials.

The City of Philadelphia is offering a $10,000 reward in each case for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. 

Captain Overwise with the Philadelphia Police Department is encouraging both drivers to turn themselves into authorities. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department's Crash Investigation Division at 215-685-3181.