An elderly man was struck by a hit and run driver last night about 9:30 p.m. as he was crossing the 3900 block of M Street near Erie Avenue.

He was taken to Temple University Hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced deceased shortly before 10 p.m.

Police today said they are looking for a 1999 to 2001 Ford Expedition, possibly burgundy colored, that was traveling north bound on M Street.

Police said the vehicle likely has extensive front-end damage, particularly to the left side, and that the driver's side headlight is probably broken or missing.t

The man's identity will be released once his next-of-kin have been notified, police said today.

   Inquirer staff