A woman died from her injuries after she was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle and then hit by a second vehicle that remained at the scene in West Philadelphia, police said.
The 58-year-old woman was crossing the intersection at 49th Street and Lancaster Avenue at 8:18 p.m. on Tuesday when she was hit by a speeding white Mitsubishi traveling westbound, police said. The crash launched the woman into the air and she landed in the eastbound lanes where she was struck by a second vehicle, a silver Nissan, according to investigators.
The driver of the white Mitsubishi fled the scene while the driver of the Nissan remained, police said. The woman was pronounced dead by responding medics at 8:28 p.m.
The white Mitsubishi was later found damaged after it struck a pole along the 2000 block of Belmont Avenue in Fairmount Park, about two miles from the scene of the hit-and-run. The driver is still on the loose however.
Police are interviewing witnesses and the driver of the Nissan. They are also looking through surveillance video from nearby businesses.
If you have any information on the hit-and-run, please call Philadelphia Police.
This story is developing. Check back for updates.