UPDATE: On Sunday, police announced they found the vehicle sought in this incident. New details here.
Philadelphia police are searching for the driver of a car suspected in a deadly hit-and-run crash that left a teen riding his bike dead in Northeast Philadelphia.
Officers and medics responded to the scene to find a boy on the ground in the outer westbound lanes of Woodhaven Road, near Byberry Road just before 4:30 a.m. Friday, police said.
The boy was suffering from severe trauma to his face, head chest, and back, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
The boy, identified as 16-year-old William McWilliams of Philadelphia, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 4:53 a.m., police said.
Investigators said they found a pair of sandals they say belong to the boy 200 feet away from where he was found.
During the time of the incident, the boy was riding a mountain bike, which was found at the scene, police said. It was unclear if the victim was riding in the bike lane or the main road.
Crash investigators examined the scene and found a large piece of plastic that is believed to be a part of the wheel well of the striking car, as well as a Dodge front emblem, Small said.
The striking vehicle may be a 2015 or newer model Dodge Charger dark in color, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crash Investigation Division at 215-685-3180 or call/text the Philadelphia Police Department's tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477).UPDATE: On Sunday, police announced they found the vehicle sought in this incident. New details here.Get Philly local news, weather forecasts, sports and entertainment stories to your inbox. Sign up for NBC Philadelphia newsletters.