Police seek help from auto body shops in fatal hit-and-run in Penn Hills

Police asking for help finding driver in deadly pedestrian crash

PENN HILLS, Pa. — Allegheny County police are asking auto repair and body shops to be on the lookout for a vehicle that may have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Penn Hills last month.

Investigators said Joseph Morris, 51, of Penn Hills was hit and dragged by a vehicle, and the driver took off.

Morris died at the scene.

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Investigators said the vehicle is likely to have damage to the hood and driver's side front.

Investigators determined Morris was hit on Hershey Road, not far from a Duquesne Light facility, and was dragged several blocks onto Universal Road.

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“Horrified to know somebody did it and kept going with the person still under the car,” said Dave Sarti, a manager at McCullough Tire, which is located across the street from where the man was found.

A reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible is now up to $13,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-255-8477.