By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that happened early Sunday morning in the Rhawnhurst section of the city.READ MORE: Sources: Missing Bucks County Woman Casey Johnston's Car Found In Northeast Philadelphia
Police say 51-year-old Nilton Monteir of Mayfair was walking across Castor Avenue near Cottman around 1:30 a.m. when he was struck by a Chevy Impala traveling north on Castor. The car then fled the scene but was found abandoned two blocks away at Shelmore and Horrocks.READ MORE: 1 Day, 8 Tornadoes: A Look At This Week's Severe Weather Across The Tri-State Area
The victim was rushed to Aria Torresdale Hospital where he died a few hours later.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Restaurants Martha, Irwin's Upstairs To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination For Indoor Dining
The investigation is ongoing.