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Man Dragged to Death in Early Morning Hit and Run (Updated)

January 23, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Investigators at the scene of the fatal hit and run shortly after daybreak Sunday. (Tom Sofield)

Updated Story: Man Killed in Sunday Morning Hit & Run Id’ed; Struck by Two Cars

9:08 p.m.: “The other accident on Byberry Road does not appear to be related,” said Hatboro police Chief Gardner in regards to reports that a second nearby car accident that occured shortly after the hit and run were connected.

7:56 p.m.: Police describe the man who died after being dragged more than 500 feet as a Latino male who was between 20 to 30 years of age. Police found the man to have a black backpack and Mp3 player, similar to an I-Pod.

Hatboro police Chief James Gardner says in a release that they believe the victim was walking on Warminster Road near Mill Road when a car struck him and fled the scene.

Police are looking for any witnesses to the accident and ask anyone who has information, including the identity of the victim should contact Hatboro police at 215-675-2832.

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Original Story 6:07 a.m. – Updated at 9:00 a.m. and 5:37 p.m.: Early this morning a citizen called 9-1-1 to report a person lying in the road, police now believe that man was struck, then dragged by a car and are investigating his death.

The man was found lying on the roadway at Warminster Road and Surrey Lane on the border of Hatboro and Upper Moreland shortly after 2:30 a.m.

Upper Moreland Police Chief Thomas Nestel said the man had serious trauma to his body and was pronounced dead by paramedics from the Second Alarmers Rescue Squad.

Nestel said that the man’s body showed evidence of a strike by a car.

Paramedics determined the man who was lying in the road had lost a critical amount of blood resulting from injuries sustained from the strike.

Police investigating the crash minutes after it happened. (Tom Sofield)

Warminster Road was closed early this morning but Hatboro Police say the road is now re-opened.

Police are investigating if the deadly hit and run is connected to a car that was found unoccupied and crashed into a telephone pole on nearby Byberry Road and Fitz Road near the Hatboro Deli a little more than an hour after the crash.

Neighbors say that police told them they are looking for a teal car which they believe was involved in the hit and run, but the car that hit the pole was a light color.

Authorities say they will release more information this sometime late Sunday.

Hatboro Police are investigating the incident along with Montgomery County Detectives.

Tom Sofield (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)
Online Editor

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