MONROE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Police in Gloucester County, New Jersey are searching for the van and driver connected to a fatal hit-and-run that took place Friday.
Officers from Monroe Township say the incident happened just after 9:30 p.m. on the 1400 block of South Black Horse Pike near Corkery Lane.
According to police, a white Ford E Series van was traveling on the Black Horse Pike when it struck a man who was trying to cross the roadway.
The family later identified the victim as 45-year-old Thomas Hoff from Williamstown, New Jersey.
Hoff was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the van left the scene without stopping while continuing down the Black Horse Pike.
Officials added the van sustained damage to the front grill and possibly the hood in the crash. It's also missing the right front headlight.
Hoff's family is grieving the immense loss and hoping the driver comes forward.
"I just don't know how you can sleep at night knowing you just let him lay there to die," said Hoff's half-sister Dawn Boultinghouse from Mantua, New Jersey.
Boultinghouse told Action News it was difficult to process the tragedy, especially since the driver never stopped.
She also said this wasn't the first time Hoff was struck by a vehicle in his life.
He was hit by a car in his 20s and lost a leg as a result.
Now, he leaves behind a daughter and his siblings.
"He was caring and loving, and he's going to be missed," said Boultinghouse.
Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Monroe Township police at 856-728-9800 ext. 238 or ext. 583.
"Just please turn yourself in," pleaded Boultinghouse. "Or if someone knows something, turn the person in. That's all we ask."