Hit-and-run crashes hours apart kill woman in South Philadelphia, man riding bike in Kensington

Anyone with information about these deadly hit-and-run crashes is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
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The city is offering a $10,000 reward in each of the incidents for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the offending drivers.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are investigating two separate deadly hit-and-runs within the span of three hours Sunday night in Philadelphia.

A woman was struck and killed by the driver of a silver SUV or hatchback while she was crossing the street in South Philadelphia

A man was killed by a hit-and-run driver in a van while he was on a bike in Kensington.

South Philly Hit-and-Run

The first hit-and-run occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. as 44-year-old Savoun So was walking across the street in the pouring rain, according to Philadelphia police.

It happened on the 600 block of Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia.

Police say the woman was struck by the driver of a silver Volkswagen GTI or Golf who fled eastbound on Oregon Avenue after the crash.

Police say the woman was struck by the driver of a silver Volkswagen GTI or Golf.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors say cars drive way too fast on Oregon Avenue.

"This corner is crazy," said South Philadelphia resident Paula Greco. "They don't stop for lights. They keep going. This is a constant thing."

Police say there are surveillance cameras along the busy road helped in their investigation.

The vehicle involved would likely be missing a left side mirror, police said.

Kensington Hit-and-Run

Just hours later, a man riding his bicycle was struck by the driver of a white box van, possibly a Ford Econoline cargo van, police said.

Philadelphia police released this image of a Ford Econoline cargo. This is similar to the vehicle the hit-and-run driver was operating.

It happened around 8:40 p.m. on the 1900 block of North Howard Street in Kensington.

Police say the man, identified as Eduardo Rosario Jimenez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van fled northbound on Howard Street, according to police.

Police say the white Ford Econoline cargo van has damage to the right front fender which existed before this crash.

The hit-and-run suspect was driving a white van, possibly a Ford Econoline cargo van.

Anyone with information about these deadly hit-and-run crashes is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

The city is offering a $10,000 reward for each of the incidents for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the offending drivers.