Police hunt for driver in fatal West Philadelphia hit-and-run

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A 52-year-old woman was struck and killed last night in the Cedar Park section of West Philadelphia, and the hunt is on for the driver of the vehicle that allegedly hit her.

Police said that the victim was crossing the intersection of 48th Street and Chester Avenue at 10:20 p.m. when a silver 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer mowed her down and kept going. The woman died on the scene. Her identity has not yet been released pending family notification.

The vehicle was recovered about a half mile away, left unattended in a rear alleyway on the 4700 block of Larchwood Avenue, according to investigators. Authorities are now looking for the driver of that car.



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