Uber Driver Spots Car Involved In Fatal Hit And Run

The Saturn struck and kill Joseph Morris on the night of April 28 as he was walking home from work

Lynne Hayes-Freeland
May 10, 2019 - 1:29 pm



PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Police have found the car involved in a hit and run last month that killed 51-year-old Joseph Morris of Penn Hills.

The care was discovered by and Uber driver named Ulysses tells KDKA Radio’s Lynne Hayes Freeland he discovered the car in the parking lot of the Hi View Gardens apartments in Mckeesport.

“Something just seemed odd about that car,” said Ulysses. “Something in subconsciously just thought about that hit and run incident and when I was parked next to the vehicle I just decided to just get out and look at it a little bit more because I saw it a few days ago and it didn’t click.”

Ulysses saw damage on the hood and front fender and the windshield was bashed in.

Morris’ sister Lisa Morris tells Freeland she is happy they are closer to catching the driver behind the hit and run.

“I got the voice mail, I didn’t even get to talk to anybody and it was broken up because it shows the text and then I start shaking, and I’m smiling from ear to ear,” said Morris.

Morris says she is grateful for Ulysses contacting the police.

On the night of April 28 Morris was walking home from work when he was struck by the Saturn sedan. He was laid to rest Thursday.

Police had determined it was most likely a 2002 Saturn SL or SL2 from the pieces of the car they recovered from the scene.

A $13,000 reward is being offered by Allegheny County Police for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information concerning the hit and run is asked to call police at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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