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News: Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver on MLK Jr Pkwy in Des Moines

DES MOINES, IA -- A man died Wednesday morning after being struck by a vehicle near the Sherman Hill neighborhood in Des Moines, according to KCCI.

The fatal incident occurred in the 700 block of East Martin Luther King Junior Parkway shortly before 3:00 a.m.

Few details have been disclosed at this time, but Des Moines police said the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Authorities said the vehicle, whose driver fled the scene after the crash, was later identified and located.

A photo shared by police shows a bright yellow, two-door 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier.

At this time, it was unclear whether or not the suspect driver has been located.

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