A man was fatally struck by a vehicle on Verree Street in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police said a man was fatally struck by someone driving a dark blue SUV in Philadelphia’s Fox Chase section Friday night.

The crash happened around 8 p.m. in the 7900 block of Verree Road.

According to police, the man was leaving a nearby gas station when a blue Ford Edge sped down the road.

Investigators said the vehicle carried the victim on the hood of the vehicle before coming to a stop. The vehicle then drove around the victim, stopped again after turning right, but then drove off.

“The impact was quite significant, dragging the body at least 100 feet. The victim’s shoes were about 175 feet away, and based on what we saw in the video, it’s clear that the impact and the victim’s injuries were due to the speed of the vehicle,” said Philadelphia Police Insp. DF Pace.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said that parts of the vehicle were left behind after the accident.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact police.

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