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UPDATED: Police searching for a red Lexus in fatal Dumfries hit-and-run

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Prince William County police are searching for a red Lexus sedan with front-end damage -- and its driver -- in connection with a Sept. 30 hit-and-run crash that killed a 60-year-old Dumfries man.

William Francis Fisher, 60, of Dumfries, died Oct. 14 of injuries he sustained on Thursday, Sept. 30, when he was struck by a car while walking in the 4300 block of Inn Street. Officers responded to the area at about midnight after another motorist found Fisher lying in the road, according to an earlier police news release.

Based on evidence recovered from the crash, Prince William County Police Department's Crash Investigation Unit determined the striking vehicle is a red Lexus but could be various models, dating from 2006-2020, according to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Perok, police spokesman.

The vehicle is believed to one of the following models: 2006-2015 Lexus IS, 2008-2013 Lexus IS-F, 2006-2012 or 2017-2020 Lexus GS, or a 2010-2020 Lexus LS, the release said.

"The vehicle would have notable damage to the front end and possibly a broken windshield. The front bumper, fender area, and/or the undercarriage of the vehicle may also be damaged due to missing parts found at the scene," Perok said in a news release.

Crash investigators want to speak to anyone who might have information about the vehicle or the driver sought in connection with the crash, Perok said.

Oct. 15: UPDATED: Pedestrian dies from injuries sustained in Triangle hit-and-run

A 60-year-old Dumfries man has died from injuries he sustained Sept. 30 when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking in Triangle, according to local police.  

Prince William County police were notified that the victim, identified as William Francis Fisher, of Dumfries, died on Thursday, Oct. 14. 

An Oct. 15 autopsy confirmed Fisher's injuries and death were the result of being struck by the vehicle, according to Master Officer Renee Carr, spokeswoman for the Prince William County Police Department.

Police are still searching for the person who hit Fisher. The only description of the suspect vehicle is a red- or maroon-colored vehicle with front-end damage, Carr said in a news release.

Police responded at about midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 30, to the 4300 block of Inn Street to investigate after an unconscious man was found lying in the roadway. The investigation revealed that the victim, later identified as Fisher, “was walking in a dimly lit area of the roadway, when he was struck by a maroon-colored vehicle,” Carr said in an Oct. 1 news release. 

Fisher came to rest in the eastbound travel lane, where he was located by another motorist who contacted the police. The striking vehicle did not stop at the scene and continued driving, Carr said.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Prince William County Police Department tipline at 703-792-7000 or submit a webtip to: www.pwcgov.org/policetip.

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