Philadelphia police are asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who fatally struck a pedestrian and kept going last week.
Derrick Drayton, 63, of the 2700 block of North Hemberger Street in North Philadelphia, was killed Wednesday at 11:09 p.m. when he was struck by a Kia Optima in the 2300 block of West Hunting Park Avenue in the city’s Nicetown section.
The vehicle was eastbound when it struck Drayton, police said. Believed to be a model from 2015 to 2020, the Kia had damage to the windshield on the passenger side, and possibly to the hood and fender area, police said.
There is no information on who was operating the vehicle. In Pennsylvania, a driver convicted of a hit-and-run death could be sentenced to up to three to six years in prison.