Looking For A Suspect

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 4, 2010 at 7:15 PM EDT

Binghamton Police release a photo of the car that hit and killed a man Sunday morning.

Detectives are asking for your help to find the car and the driver.

47 year old Christopher Lewis of Binghamton died from injuries he sustained after a car struck him early Sunday morning.

Binghamton police hope the community can help them track down the car, and the driver responsible for Lewis's death.

Lewis left Kingsley's Bar walking east on Main Street around 2:40 am.

Police believe he was going to his home here on Catherine Street.

Somewhere near Piccolo's Restaurant, Lewis crossed the street without using the crosswalk.

Police believe he was hit by this car.

Surveillance cameras on Main Street captured the image.

"From the video, it looks like Mr. Lewis was struck about dead center with the vehicle, possibly went over the hood, probably hit the windshield and as a result, suffered multiple very serious injuries," says Captain Alex Minor of the Binghamton Police.

A couple walking on Main Street found Lewis laying on the curb a few minutes later.

He was rushed to Wilson Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police believe the car had ample time to avoid Lewis.

They say after hitting Lewis, the car did not slow down.

It continued east on Main Street before eventually turning off.

Police believe the car suffered damage to the front end, and possibly the right side.

They hope someone recognizes the car, because they have yet to find any witnesses to the tragedy.

"There was very little vehicular traffic for a late Saturday night, early Sunday morning," Minor says.

Anyone who may have seen or heard something on Main Street during that time, or may recognize the car is asked to call the Binghamton Detectives Division at (607) 772-7080.

Calls can be kept confidential.

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