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Amarillo Police release name of hit and run victim

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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

Amarillo police have released the name of the man who was hit by a car this weekend. 

The victim, identified as 58-year-old Joe Don Wright of Amarillo, was hit by a car Saturday night. 

Around 9:14 P.M., Amarillo Police Officers responded to the 800 Block of east Amarillo Boulevard on a pedestrian that had been struck by a motor vehicle.

According to witnesses, Wright crossed Amarillo Boulevard walking north bound.

They said he then stopped in the middle of the roadway, before he turned back and began walking south across Amarillo Boulevard.

When Wright made it to the outside lane, he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling east.

The driver left the scene of the accident, driving what's described as a dark colored vehicle possibly a hatchback type of car.

Wright was transported to a local hospital where he later died from injuries received in the crash.

Police are still searching for the driver of the car and ask that anyone with information call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a tip online

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