A 67-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard early yesterday, police said.
Joseph Courtney of Northeast Philadelphia was in a crosswalk near Oxford Street about 2:10 a.m. when he was struck by a burgundy van heading north.
The driver pulled the van into the parking lot of a nearby gas station before driving away, according to several witnesses.
Police said they arrested the driver after a tip from a witness. He was identified as Luis Aristizabal, 59, of Ditman Street in Northeast Philadelphia. He was charged with homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident.