Emporia Police release photo of suspected driver in fatal hit and run
EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Emporia Police Department is searching for a man accused of hitting another man with his car, putting him in the vehicle, then running away.
EPD also wants to speak with a man who may have been walking with the victim when he was hit.
Police said the suspected driver is Angel Manuel Alvarado, 29, of Emporia. He is 4′11, 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Emporia Police said the incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 15. They say Alvarado hit the man at 6th Ave. and Constitution St., then put him in his vehicle and drove to 4th Ave. and Congress St. Once there, police said he got out and ran, leaving the victim there.
Authorities responded and took the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is not being released, pending notification of next of kin.
In addition to Alvarado and the man walking with the victim, EPD said a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Chevy Suburban, was in the area when the person was hit. The department said around 5:30 p.m. Friday that they had spoken to those witnesses.
Anyone with information about Alvarado’s location, the SUV, the second walker, or anything else about the hit and run is asked to call Emporia Police at 620-343-4225. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling Lyon County Crime Stoppers at 620-342-2273 or online at P3Tips. Information leading to an arrest makes a person eligible for a reward up to $1,000.
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