A Salem man was killed in a hit and run Tuesday evening and Salem police said they are looking for the driver.

Around 6:45 p.m. officers found Hermilo Mata Jr., 63, in the road in the 3700 block of Kingdom Way N.E. in east Salem, according to a police department news release.

Mata was taken to Salem Hospital where he was declared dead.

Police said they later found the vehicle that hit Mata, a burgundy Ford Fusion, but haven’t found the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Salem Police Tips Line at 503-588-8477.

Have a tip? Contact reporter Saphara Harrell at 503-549-6250, [email protected]

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