Akron police say 70-year-old man killed in hit-and-run was walking home from food pantry

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — Akron police are looking for a driver accused in a deadly hit-and-run accident.

According to police, 70-year-old James W. Cosgrove, was crossing the street on Manchester Road. at around 6:15 p.m. Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle. Police say that vehicle took off.

Cosgrove was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic Akron General.

Police told FOX 8 Cosgrove was on his way home with food from a pantry at a local church.

The hit-and-run vehicle is described as possibly a dark-colored car or truck. It should have front-end damage. Evidence at the scene is being processed.

Anyone with information is asked to please call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; or 330-375-2TIP, or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). You can remain anonymous.

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