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70-year-old man dies after struck by vehicle while crossing Akron street in hit-and-run incident: Driver wanted

Police say it happened in the 1800 block of Manchester Road.

AKRON, Ohio — Authorities are looking for the driver who left the scene after striking a 70-year-old man as he was crossing a street in Akron on Monday afternoon.

Police say it happened around 6:15 p.m. when the man was walking across the 1800 block of Manchester Road. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the vehicle is described as “possibly a dark-colored car or truck” that should have front-end damage. Investigators are currently working to identify the driver and obtain more information about the vehicle.

“Evidence left at the scene is being processed,” police said in a press release Tuesday morning.

The victim’s name has not been released at this time. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490. Tips can also be texted to 274637 using the word TIPSCO. All tipsters can remain anonymous.

No additional details were immediately available, but we will update this story if any updates are released.

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