PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have found the car wanted in connection with a deadly hit-and-run near St. Joseph’s University.
Now, they’re looking for whoever was behind the wheel.
It happened at 54th and City Avenue around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Wynnefield section of the city. Investigators 58-year-old Anthony Rodgers from the 5600 block of Woodcrest Avenue was crossing the street when he was hit by a car.
Police found a Lexus emblem at the scene of the crash. They later found the car, but no driver, five miles away on North 19th Street in North Philadelphia. Police say someone tried to set the car on fire.
Police say the victim suffered head injuries and his legs were broken. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Surveillance video captured Rodgers’ final moments.
“We were actually sitting at the light of the intersection about to make a left hand turn and come home and were wondering why there were so many people standing around and that we couldn’t make the turn, and that’s why Ty looked and saw his body laying next to our car,” said Reana Brickus.
Brickus and her husband called 911.
“When the police arrived and they noticed he was still breathing a little bit,” said Tyree Brickus.
Reana Brickus says she’s been praying for Rodgers.
“I just proceeded to pray over him and pray for his spirit and pray that if it’s God’s will, then he leaves here tonight and Jesus receives his spirit and be there with him,” she said.
Police are hoping the video they recovered will lead to an arrest.
Anyone with information about this deadly hit-and-run is asked to call police.