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Police sift through surveillance footage, searching for hit-and-run driver

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Police are sifting through surveillance video, trying to find the driver responsible for a fatal hit and run accident that happened early Monday morning.

Felicia Wilders was found laying in the middle of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard near Gaston Street just after midnight after a passerby saw her in the street and notified police.

Police quickly determined she had been hit by a car and rushed her to Memorial, but she was later pronounced dead.

Police are actively reviewing video from city cameras, trying to see if they can spot the car that hit her. Many people who frequent that area said this is an extremely dangerous spot for pedestrians.

"Like it is now, it is very dangerous," said Savannah resident Edna Ware-Castro. "I wouldn't even personally walk across that area, even now to just go to the other side and try to walk because they got so much construction going on. There should be a blinking light, caution light or whatever, placed in that vicinity."

There is a crosswalk in the area, but police still have not said whether she was in the crosswalk when she was hit.

Local body shops are also on alert following the fatal hit and run accident.

Mechanics said it's easy to tell the difference between a wreck from another car and a wreck involving a pedestrian. One of the biggest clues, mechanics said, was you would see paint from the other car in a collision involving another vehicle.

Mechanic's also said one thing that tips them off is someone who comes in trying to pay for the repairs in cash, avoiding insurance companies and police reports.

If you have any information on this, please call police or Crimestoppers.

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