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Roberto Oquendo Velez, 60, dead after being struck and dragged hundreds of feet by alleged driver Edward Prince, 44, who fled the scene on North 2nd Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Modified Date: 
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 7:52am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Hit-and-Run Driver Drags Deaf, Nonverbal Man for About 300 Feet, Leaves Him for Dead

Roberto Oquendo Velez was crossing 2nd Street at the corner crosswalk at Ontario Street just after 11 p.m. when a southbound driver, possibly in a white Honda minivan or Jeep Cherokee with a black stripe, struck him, police said.

Victim struck, dragged 300 feet in Philadelphia fatal hit-and-run: Police

Philadelphia police say the driver of a minivan who struck a man in West Kensington got out of the vehicle and looked at the victim before fleeing from the scene.

Police Release Image Of Vehicle That Dragged 60-Year-Old Man 300 Feet In Deadly North Philadelphia Hit-And-Run

Police say Roberto Oquendo Velez was hit with such force that he was thrown from his shoes and dragged about 300 feet on the 3300 block of North 2nd Street.

Philly Police Identify Suspect, Edward Prince, Wanted In Fatal Hit-And-Run That Dragged 60-Year-Old Feet Nearly 300 Feet

Police on Saturday night said the suspect is 44-year-old Edward Prince of Olney. Police say Prince is also known as Jamil Smith.

Type: Car Accident
Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Roberto Oquendo Velez
Edward Prince

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