Man struck and killed by two hit-and-run drivers in Northeast Philly

November 09, 2018 - 10:35 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police are searching for a pair of drivers following a deadly hit-and-run in Northeast Philadelphia.

It happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Cottman and Torresdale Avenues, in the city's Tacony neighborhood.

Police say a 50-year-old man was crossing Cottman Avenue in the crosswalk when he was struck by a woman driving a gray Toyota Camry as she turned northbound onto Torresdale Avenue.

Tacony Hit-and-Run
Philadelphia Police Department

The victim was then hit by a man driving a dark-colored Mitsubishi Gallant as he traveled westbound on Cottman Avenue. 

Tacony Hit-and-Run
Philadelphia Police Department

According to investigators, the driver of the second car exitted his vehicle to look at the victim, but he fled the scene just as the first driver did.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.


KYW Newsradio's Dan Wing and Pat Toddy contributed to this report.