By Tracey Leong

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the driver involved in a fatal auto-pedestrian hit-and-run in December.

Police say the crash happened at 5 p.m., on December 18, as 58-year-old Philip Muriel was walking in the 6300 block of Boston Street.

Muriel was then hit by what investigators believe was a white or gold four-door sedan.

The driver reportedly drove onto the sidewalk and hit Muriel, and did not remain at the scene.

“That person did not stop. They didn’t check on the person that was struck; they didn’t call for police, they just left the location,” said Detective Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore Police Department.

Muriel was taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Muriel’s family set up a GoFundMe page to assist with burial costs. He’s described on the page as a loving father of two.

The vehicle was last seen on Broening Highway. Investigators believe the car that struck Muriel sustained extensive front end damage.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or driver is asked to call police at (410) 396-2606. You can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. Callers can remain anonymous.

A $3,000 reward is also being offered for information that may lead to an arrest.

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