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July 27, 2015

One dead, one injured in Juniata Park hit-and-run

One person is dead and another is injured after a hit-and-run in Juniata Park Sunday night, 6ABC reports.

The crash occurred at 10:30 p.m. near East Luzerne and I streets.

A Mazda sedan was struck by an SUV while pulling out of a parking spot, according to police. The SUV fled after the crash. The driver of the Mazda, identified by family members as 42-year-old Francis Arroyo, died at a nearby hospital.

A passenger in the car was also taken to the hospital. That man, identified as Arroyo's brother, 41-year-old Osvaldo Arroyowas treated and released by 6 a.m. Monday.

With the help of a witness who called 911, police found the striking vehicle a few miles away on Rising Sun Avenue near Ninth Street.

The driver remains on the run. 

The Arroyo family told 6ABC that a dog important to the care of Osvaldo Arroyo's 12-year-old special-needs son was also in the Mazda at the time of the incident. That dog, named Max, is missing.

The crash is under investigation.