Police Investigate Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash in Vernon

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Vernon police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the crash in front of 151 Phoenix St. just before 3 p.m. Police said there they found a man in cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Vernon police and Metro Traffic Services are investigating and the road is closed in the area. Investigators said the vehicle involved left the scene, according to a post on the Vernon Police Department Facebook page.

According to Vernon police, investigators have identified the victim, who is a Vernon resident, but they are not releasing his identity yet.

Police said they are coordinating with local agencies and are not ready to release a vehicle description.

Police are asking the public for video of the roadway from houses on Phoenix Street, Church Street, Warren Avenue, Maple Avenue, Washington Street, Birch Street, Lake Street, Taylor Street or any nearby areas.

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