Burned car found after man killed in Southwest Philadelphia hit-and-run, police say
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia police are investigating a hit-and-run that left one man dead early Monday morning.
The 32-year-old pedestrian was in the crosswalk when he was struck by a 2019 Kia on the 6400 block of Buist Avenue around 1:30 a.m.
Police say the vehicle kept driving, leaving the fatally injured man behind. Medics pronounced him dead on the scene.
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The suspected vehicle was later found partially burned at 62nd Street and Harley Avenue. Car parts were also recovered at the scene by police.
Ameila Hassan says her husband was asleep when a neighbor came and knocked on the door to tell him that his car had been hit.
"I was at work and I saw my phone ringing around 1:30. Normally he doesn’t call me at that time. I picked up my phone and said, "What happened?' He said, ‘The neighbor came and banged on my door that there was an accident and said there’s a body out here,’" Hassan said.
Authorities say this is the 7th deadly hit-and-run in Philadelphia just in the last three weeks.
A few hours before the 32-year-old was struck and killed, there was another hit-and-run on the 4500 block of Princeton Street. Police say they are looking for a black GMC truck that hit a 19-year-old man, who later died at a local hospital.
"It’s just heartless, it’s not so much about a car, that’s a human being. That’s somebody’s son or somebody’s brother or sister," said Hassan. "At least you could just stop. Maybe if you had stopped you could have saved his life."
Police told FOX 29's Eddie Kadhim that they are searching for videos of these hit-and-runs. No arrests have been made in either incident, and police are asking anyone with information to contact them immediately.