Police Search For Suspect In Deadly Hit & Run Crash - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Police Search For Suspect In Deadly Hit & Run Crash

Posted: Updated:
Victim identified as 69 year old Richard Patterson Victim identified as 69 year old Richard Patterson
UPPER DARBY, Pa -

A man out looking for his lost dog was struck and killed while walking along Providence Road in Upper Darby, Pa.

The person driving left 69-year-old Richard Patterson and his dog for dead. Now Upper Darby police are looking for that driver.

FOX 29 was there moments after the Patterson's son found out his father was a dead victim in a hit-and-run accident.

Upper Darby Police say Patterson lives on Carriage Avenue in Upper Darby and was out looking for his lost poodle. Just after finding the dog, he and the dog were struck and knocked nearly 100 feet as other drivers passed. Both the man and his dog died on the scene.

"One witness unfortunately people were driving around the male while he was either dead or lying in the highway," Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood said.

Family members rushed to the scene as accident investigators search for clues. Nearby residents say drivers go too fast on this stretch of road.

"This is a child filled neighborhood you have a lot of young kids. Young students It's really dangerous," Uri Johnson said.

Police say the driver had to have been going at least 60 miles an hour and had to know they hit something.

"We see these too often these tragic events where somebody is walking the streets and these bums kill them and take off," Chitwood said.

Police only have a description of a light colored car with new front end damage. If you have any information, call Upper Darby Police.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Philly's Courtney Lapresi Wins MasterChef

    Philly's Courtney Lapresi Wins MasterChef

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:39:08 GMT
    Congratulations to Courtney Lapresi, 25 who is now the MasterChef!  (PHOTO: FOX BROADCASTING)Congratulations to Courtney Lapresi, 25 who is now the MasterChef! (PHOTO: FOX BROADCASTING)
    Congrats to our own Philly girl who is now the MasterChef!
    Congrats to our own Philly girl who is now the MasterChef!
  • Police: Man Kills Daughter's Boyfriend Climbing In Window

    Police: Man Kills Daughter's Boyfriend Climbing In Window

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:13:20 GMT

    Philadelphia police say a man shot and killed his daughter's 31-year-old boyfriend after the boyfriend was caught trying to climb into a window.

    Philadelphia police say a man shot and killed his daughter's 31-year-old boyfriend after the boyfriend was caught trying to climb into a window.

  • Trump Plaza Closes Its Doors In Atlantic City

    Trump Plaza Closes Its Doors In Atlantic City

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:58:41 GMT

    Another day, another Atlantic City casino crumbles as Trump Plaza closes its doors early Tuesday. But there's some good news in store for a different A.C. casino.

    Another day, another Atlantic City casino crumbles as Trump Plaza closes its doors early Tuesday. But there's some good news in store for a different A.C. casino.

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices