Father of 5 Killed in Hit and Run, Police Search for Driver - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Father of 5 Killed in Hit and Run, Police Search for Driver

Posted: Updated:

Winslow Township Police say they may have identified a vehicle and driver involved in a deadly hit and run of a Chesilhurst  man late Saturday night.

Ezekiel Tomboyeke, 59, was hit walking home from a bus stop on the 200 block Pump Branch Road in Winslow Township when a driver veered off the road and hit Tomboyeke. He was killed instantly.

Tire tracks at the scene show the vehicle make a U-turn and drove away. 

"It's a big tragedy we are dealing with in this family. We lost someone we love" said brother Francis Tucker.

Tomboyeke moved to South Jersey in 1998 from the African country of Sierra Leone to escape a brutal civil war. Tonight his extended family is mourning his sudden death.

"It looks very bad to his someone and leave them on the side of the road like a dog" said cousin Anita Squire.

Tomboyeke worked 2 jobs 6 days a week to provide money for his 5 children back in Africa.  His children were told of their father's death over the phone.

"He does everything for them. I don't know what his family is going to do without supporting them and taking care of them" said sister-in-law Rose Mustapha.

Residents nearby complain of drivers exceeding the speed limit on the long straight rural road with few street lights.

Robert Iuilucci lives across the street from the hit and run scene. He says his uncle was killed on this road 2 years ago in a motorcycle accident.

"Low visibility. Really no street lights. Just flying leads to disaster" Iuilucci said.

On Sunday afternoon Winslow Township Police told Fox 29 that investigators have identified a driver and vehicle involved in the hit and run. But so far no arrests. Meanwhile a family on 2 continents are hoping for justice.

"I plead to this person to come forward. Please let him or herself identify themself" said cousin Lucy Brooks.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Coast Guard Searches For 83-Year Old Man In Long Beach Island

    Coast Guard Searches For 83-Year Old Man In Long Beach Island

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:08:18 GMT
    The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 83-year-old man Tuesday off the coast of Beach Haven.The 83-year-old man, who has Alzheimer's disease, reportedly headed to the beach on Long Beach Island early Tuesday.
    The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 83-year-old man Tuesday off the coast of Beach Haven.The 83-year-old man, who has Alzheimer's disease, reportedly headed to the beach on Long Beach Island early Tuesday.
  • Philly's Courtney Lapresi Wins MasterChef

    Philly's Courtney Lapresi Wins MasterChef

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:39:08 GMT
    Congratulations to Courtney Lapresi, 25 who is now the MasterChef!  (PHOTO: FOX BROADCASTING)Congratulations to Courtney Lapresi, 25 who is now the MasterChef! (PHOTO: FOX BROADCASTING)
    Congrats to our own Philly girl who is now the MasterChef!
    Congrats to our own Philly girl who is now the MasterChef!
  • Police: Man Kills Daughter's Boyfriend Climbing In Window

    Police: Man Kills Daughter's Boyfriend Climbing In Window

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:13:20 GMT

    Philadelphia police say a man shot and killed his daughter's 31-year-old boyfriend after the boyfriend was caught trying to climb into a window.

    Philadelphia police say a man shot and killed his daughter's 31-year-old boyfriend after the boyfriend was caught trying to climb into a window.

Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices