One person dead after hit-and-run crash in Cumberland County

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SILVER SPRING TWP., Cumberland County — Update: State Police have released more information in regards to the investigation into a hit-and-crash that left a 30-year-old man dead Sunday.

Martese Davenport, of Hempstead, New York, was struck early that morning prior to sunrise along the berm of Interstate 81 northbound, according to police. It’s believed that he was walking with the flow of traffic. Police add Davenport was wearing dark clothing and it’s unknown if the driver of the striking vehicle was aware of what was struck.

Police say a Bobtail truck — with no trailer — was observed in the area at 2 a.m. parked along the shoulder. It’s believed that there may be minor damage to the right front of the truck, likely to a mirror, according to police. The truck my also be leaking oil.

Any motorist who may have observed this vehicle should contact State Police – Carlisle at 717-249-2121.

Previous: Cumberland County Coroner’s office and State Police are investigating¬† the death of 30-year-old Martese Davenport of Hempstead, New York.

The coroner’s office say Davenport was involved in a hit-and-run crash just before 8 a.m., Sunday along interstate 81.

They say he was walking along the interstate when a vehicle struck him and drove away, the coroner’s office say.

The coroner’s office say Davenport was dead upon arrival. His body was found lying near mile marker 54.7.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 717-249-2121.

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