POTTSTOWN, Pa. (CBS)— Police in Pottstown have found a truck believed to be involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man who was walking to work last Friday night.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office says 24-year-old Donald Purnell was walking to his job at a Wendy’s just before 8 p.m. when he was struck near the intersection of Route 100 and Shoemaker Road.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For 13-Year-Old Leienna Cuevas Last Seen At Home In Rhawnhurst
After speaking with witnesses, Pottstown Borough Police say they believe Purnell was hit by a dark-colored pick-up truck that was last seen headed south on Route 100 towards King Street. Police say Purnell was hit by a second vehicle whose driver said he didn’t see his body on the highway.
On Tuesday, March 7, authorities say they have found the truck involved.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: PSPCA's Biggest Fundraiser Of Year, Bark & Whine Gala, Going Virtual Again This Year
Authorities say the truck matches the description from a witness to the crash, has damage to its hood, radiator, grill and bumper and is currently undergoing a complete forensic examination.
“I want to thank both the media for sharing this tragic story about a young man who was killed walking to work and the individual who came forward to provide information on the pick-up truck,” said District Attorney Kevin Steele. “That assistance has been invaluable in this investigation.”
No charges against the driver of the pick-up truck have been filed at this time, Steele says.MORE NEWS: Police: Man, 2 Children Injured In Crash In Willingboro
Anyone with any information is asked to call Pottstown Borough Police at 610-970-6570.