Police identify victim killed in hit-and-run; search for driver, vehicle continues

Police identify victim killed in hit-and-run; search for driver, vehicle continues
Police released this photo of the suspected vehicle. (Source: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond police have identified the man killed in a hit-and-run crash along Hull Street Road on Sunday.

According to police, someone saw a body around 2:30 a.m. in the 5200 block of Hull Street Road and called police on Feb. 2.

Investigators believe the man, identified at Jamie Melendez-Cortez, 31, was hit while attempting to cross the road near the businesses, “Tony’s Auto Repair” and “New and Used Tires Store.”

The driver did not stop and left the scene eastbound on Hull Street Road. Investigators are now attempting to find the driver and vehicle involved.

The vehicle may possibly be silver or gray in color with heavy damage to the front end/right passenger front with front windshield damage. Police said it may be missing a right front hubcap.

Police released this photo of the suspected vehicle.
Police released this photo of the suspected vehicle. (Source: Richmond Police)

Anyone with information about this vehicle or driver is asked to call RPD Crash Team Investigator R. Rose at 804-646-1665 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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