By Kim Glovas

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.

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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.

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The victim was rushed to Aria Torresdale Hospital where he died a few hours later.

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The investigation is ongoing.