Philadelphia police: Driver sought for intentionally running over man in fatal hit-and-run

A 24-year-old man is dead after police say he was run over by a driver in a Ford SUV in Northeast Philadelphia early Sunday morning.

The deadly incident stemmed from an argument that broke out between the suspect and victim outside a bar near Comly Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.

Police say they believe the suspect intentionally ran over the 24-year-old victim after the argument, then fled the scene around 2 a.m. The victim was later identified by police as Jason Corona of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

"I just heard a whole bunch of yelling and screaming and loudness towards the bar and Steve’s Steaks that is over there," explained Richard Witten, who works nearby. "That’s basically what I heard. It was just all kinds of commotion going on. It was pandemonium." 


Witnesses told FOX 29 the driver was heading down Comly Road when they turned around and sped towards the victim in the parking lot.

Those witnesses said they tried to help the victim.

Corona was transported to a Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No further information about what sparked the argument, or whether the victim and suspect knew each other has been released.

Police are looking for the suspect, who they say was driving a silver Ford Edge.