Victim in fatal hit-and-run identified as Virginia man


This story has been updated. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Colorado Springs Sunday night, according to police.

It happened around 8 p.m. on North Academy Boulevard near Marion Drive. Police said the pedestrian was trying to cross the southbound lanes of Academy and was hit and killed by a dark-colored SUV. The SUV left the scene.

The victim has been identified as Jeffrey Jacobs, 52, of Virginia.

Police have identified the suspect vehicle as a grey 2008 Ford Escape with Colorado license plate number 413 XPW.

UPDATE: Police said Tuesday morning that the suspect vehicle has been found.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call police at 719-444-7000, or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).

This is the 31st traffic-related fatality in Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year, there were 29.

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