Drexel Grad Jamal Morris Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver On Market Street
The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in West Philadelphia on Saturday.
Police found 27-year-old Jamal Morris in the roadway at 45th and Market streets around 3:45 a.m. on Saturday. At first, investigators thought that Morris had been the victim of an assault. But doctors at Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center determined that he had been struck by a vehicle. Morris was pronounced dead just after 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Officers from the Accident Investigation Division recovered Morris’ bike and found damage indicating that it had been struck by a car, but police say that they haven’t been able to recover any physical evidence that would give them any clues about the car that hit him. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-685-3180 or 911.
According to his LinkedIn page, Morris was a 2011 graduate of Drexel University and was employed by British engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler. Morris moved to Philadelphia from Warwick Valley, New York.
Morris’ friends have been posting memories of the young man on Facebook.
“Sad to lose Jamal C. Morris on this day, but happy to remember him and to have shared time with him and the rest of the Drexel crew,” wrote former classmate Ian Swindlehurst. “All who know him know there is just not enough to be said.”
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