Dirt bike rider struck, killed by driver who fled the scene in North Philadelphia: police

Police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run that unfolded at a North Philadelphia intersection early Monday morning.

A 38-year-old man was riding a dirt bike near 6th Street and Lehigh Avenue when they were hit by a pickup truck around 3:30 a.m.

Police say the driver, 46, fled because of large crowd, and drove to police headquarters to make a statement. He was not injured in the crash.


The victim, identified as Jose Irizzay, was left at the scene, where he was pronounced dead by medics a short time later.

No charges have been announced as police continue to investigate.