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Victim in hit and run accident identified

The victim involved in a hit and run accident on Saturday has been identified.

The victim of Saturday's hit and run has been identified as 58-year-old Joe Don Wright of Amarillo.

Amarillo Police Department said Wright died Saturday after he was hit by a vehicle as he was walking across Amarillo Blvd.

According to witnesses, Wright crossed Amarillo Blvd. walking north bound, but turned around in the middle of the road and began walking south. He was hit by a dark colored vehicle described as possibly being a hatchback type car. The vehicle left the scene driving east on Amarillo Blvd.

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APD said Wright was taken to the hospital where he died from injuries he received during the crash.

The APD Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating this case.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 378-9402 or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Anonymous tips can be made online by clicking HERE.

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