Northeast Times

Police probe hit-and-run death

A man has been ques­tioned by po­lice but no ar­rests have been made in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of a Tor­res­dale wo­man on Thursday.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the vic­tim only as a 46-year-old wo­man. Broad­cast re­ports iden­ti­fied her as Joyce Kenny.

The crash oc­curred at 6:49 a.m. on the 5400 block of Tor­res­dale Ave., ac­cord­ing to a po­lice spokes­wo­man. The vic­tim was walk­ing across the street mid­b­lock in an east­bound dir­ec­tion when a north­bound pickup truck struck her and fled the scene. The wo­man was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

Po­lice re­covered the sus­pec­ted vehicle, an older mod­el blue truck with sil­ver flames painted on the sides, un­at­ten­ded on the 5900 block of Mil­nor St. at about 7:30 a.m. It had dam­age con­sist­ent with the crash.

Around the same time, the own­er of the truck called po­lice to re­port the vehicle stolen. He has been co­oper­at­ing with in­vest­ig­at­ors and has not been charged.

Call the ac­ci­dent in­vest­ig­a­tion di­vi­sion at 215-685-3180 to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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