PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man was struck and killed by a vehicle on the North Side and the driver fled the scene.
Dispatchers say a man in his 30s was hit on Columbus Avenue at Chateau Street in Manchester on the North Side. A man was hit and police say the driver did not stay on the scene.
— Lindsay Ward (@LindsayWardTV) January 24, 2020
Pittsburgh Police say first responders arrived to find the victim in traumatic arrest. A motorist who was driving down Chateau came across the victim and called 911. The witness didn’t see the crash happen, police say.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the hospital around 7:30 a.m. He was later identified as 33-year-old Richard Faessel of Oakdale.
Police said a possible suspect vehicle involved is a gray or gunmetal sedan with tinted windows, possibly a Volvo product.
There’s tape around the scene and investigators are working to learn more.
KDKA’s Lindsay Ward spoke with a woman who lives nearby and said people speed down the road all the time. She says something — like putting in a stop sign — needs to be done.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 412-323-7800. Police are investigating.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.