Off-duty Philadelphia officer dies in hit-and-run

    An off-duty Philadelphia police officer has died in a hit-and-run crash.

    Authorities say 42-year-old Lamar Poole’s motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Roosevelt Boulevard on Sunday afternoon.

    Police say the driver fled, but was detained about a block away.

    Poole was pronounced dead at a hospital. The 18-year veteran of the police force is survived by a wife and seven children.

    Charges are pending against the motorist. His name has not been released.

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