Man in wheelchair killed by hit-run driver at the Shore

Posted: July 11, 2012

Police are investigating the hit and run death of a man in a wheelchair in Atlantic City.

The victim, Daniel Tavarez, 45, was struck about 9:30 p.m. Monday while in the crosswalk at the intersection Route 30 and Pennsylvania Avenue, said acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

The driver fled, but police later located the vehicle believed to have been involved in the deadly collision in Atlantic City, McClain said in a statement.

Investigators have questioned the owner of the vehicle but have not filed charges as of this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prosecutor's Office at (609)-909-7800 or the Atlantic City Police Department Accident Bureau at (609)-347-5744.

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