Driver stopped to look at victim before driving off in deadly Philly hit-and-run: police

Philadelphia police are investigating after a hit-and-run left a 47-year-old man dead late Tuesday night.

The victim, identified by police as Toby Maurice Bryant, was found lying in the road at 79th and Ogontz avenues just before 11 p.m.

Police say Bryant was crossing Ogontz Avenue against the light and not in the crosswalk when he was fatally struck.


Witnesses told police that the driver got out, looked back at Bryant, then took off, leaving him for dead.

Philadelphia police are searching for the driver of a silver Ford sedan who, they say, hit and killed a man on Ogontz Ave. and drove away.

Video released by police shows the suspected vehicle described as a silver Ford sedan with tinted windows and heavy front end damage.

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Anyone with information on the deadly crash should contact police immediately.


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