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Autopsy Planned Today For 51 yr old Hit and Run Victim In Erie

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We are finding that the hit-and-run victim had massive injuries all over his body and was 51 years old. That's according to Erie County Coroner Lyle Cook. The victim's name is still not being released. He died early this morning while undergoing treatment at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

Police say the man was found unconscious and on the ground after he was struck Thursday night near West 15th and Liberty Streets, around 7:30. An autopsy on the victim's body is scheduled for sometime this Friday.

Witnesses at the scene say that he was crossing the street from east to west, when a sedan that was traveling south struck him and continued driving. He was rushed from the scene to the hospital, with head and chest injuries and was unresponsive and died early Friday morning. 

Alasandra Huggins witnessed the crash. 

"They obviously knew they hit a person," said Huggins.  "It's another human life, and they just kept going, didn't even break to see what happened.  It's sickening.  I mean, this was still just a man, probably trying to get home or going somewhere.  It's really upsetting."

Police are on the lookout for the vehicle that was involved.  They say it's a sedan that is possibly gold in color and could have front end damage. Anyone with a tip is being asked to contact Erie Police at (814) 870-1120 or Corporal Anthony Letkiewicz at (814) 870-1171.

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