Tonawanda Hit and Run Turns Fatal

December 21, 2016 - 7:49 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Town of Tonawanda Police say a man struck by a hit and run driver last month has now died. Police are searching for the driver.

Police say on November 4th about 7:30am, 73 year old James Hemperly, of the Town of Tonawanda, was crossing the street in the vicinity of Delaware Road and Liston St.   Officer say Hemperly was struck by an unknown vehicle; passing motorists noticed him writhing in the street and notified police. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries; he died on December 5th.
Police believe the offending vehicle likely was traveling south on Delaware Rd; additionally, it is surmised that damage to the passenger side front and or side of the car is possible.
Anyone that has any information that may be helpful is asked to call the Town of Tonawanda Police confidential tip line  at 879-6606.
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