Vietnam veteran killed in Norristown hit-and-run

Authorities say a man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run on Sunday night in Norristown.

The incident occurred at Oak and Astor streets around 6:30 p.m.

The victim, identified as 67-year-old Vietnam veteran Samuel Jackson, was rushed to an area hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police said Jackson is believed to have been exiting his vehicle at the time of the incident. Jackson's granddaughter reportedly discovered him afterward.

Authorities described the striking vehicle as potentially being a red Ford Focus.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Norristown detectives at 610-270-0977. Tips can also be sent anonymously to 610-278-TIPS or NPDTips@norristown.org by referencing incident 19-5120.

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