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CLEVELAND -- Cleveland police are searching for the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run crash on the city's west side.

According to police, a white SUV was heading eastbound on Woodbridge Avenue around 3 p.m. Friday when the driver made a left turn onto West 25th Street striking a pedestrian.

The victim, a man in his fifties, was walking through the crosswalk with his wife.

His wife was not struck by the vehicle.

The SUV, described by police as a Trailblazer or similar vehicle, fled the scene.

The man was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where he passed away, officials report.

The SUV reportedly had a temporary tag. Police say it is unknown at this point if there is damage to the vehicle.

The driver is described as a man in his 20-30s.  He reportedly has a beard and is about 6 feet tall.

Cleveland police shared the following photo with FOX 8.  They believe this is the suspect's vehicle:

Courtesy: Cleveland Division of Police

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call authorities at (216) 621-1234.

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