Woman killed in hit-and-run in N.E. Phila.

Philadelphia police investigate a fatal hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Torresdale and Fraley St. in the lower northeast section of the city on Thursday morning Sept. 29, 2011. (Alejandro A. Alvarez / Staff Photographer)
Philadelphia police investigate a fatal hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Torresdale and Fraley St. in the lower northeast section of the city on Thursday morning Sept. 29, 2011. (Alejandro A. Alvarez / Staff Photographer)
Posted: September 29, 2011

The driver of a pickup truck with tinted windows sped away after striking and killing a woman on Torresdale Avenue in Wissinoming this morning, police said.

A little over an hour later, police found a pickup matching the description of the truck on the Delaware River waterfront nearby.

The owner of the pickup truck reported the vehicle stolen about the time police found it.

Police said the woman, who was said to be 46-year-old, was struck about 6:50 a.m. on Torresdale near Fraley.

Afterward, police broadcast an alert for a blue pickup with tinted windows, silver flames on the side and a custom grill.

About 7 a.m., police found the wanted vehicle with a damaged hoos at Comly and Milnor Streets, an industrial area a block from the river.

Police were questioning witnesses and the owner of the truck.


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