Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Lewiston

February 9, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 3:52 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 9, 2012 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 3:52 PM EDT

LEWISTON, NY (WKBW-TV) - Just after 10 on Wednesday night, 59-year-old Loren Jacobs was walking westbound on Mount Hope Road on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Niagara County when he was struck by an on-coming car. Lewiston Police say witnesses saw the car slow down before taking off.

Jacobs was taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 1:40 Thursday morning.

Police are now asking for your help, "according to his injuries, we believe the damage to the vehicle is going to be front damage, possibly windshield or front and passenger side damage," said Sergeant Frank Previte of the Lewiston Police Department.

Witnesses at the scene, who happen to be Jacobs family, told police the vehicle was an older model sedan either white or silver.

"According to his injuries," Previte replied, "we believe the damage to the vehicle is going to be front damage, possibly windshield or front and passenger side damage."

Police tell Eyewitness News an autopsy was preformed on Jacobs Thursday but the results are unknown, however they don't believe alcohol was a factor on his part.

Now Mount Hope Road is not a well lit road at night and is rather narrow, police are urging walkers to make themselves known.

"Carry some sort of lighting device, either a flashing device or reflective clothing something that you can assist others in helping you," said Previte.

Again, Lewiston Police have very few leads in this case and need your help. If you know anything or see anything resembling an older sedan either white or silver you are asked to call the Lewiston Police tipline at 754-8477 or the Niagara County Sheriffs Office at 438-3394.