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Updated: 12:05 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 68-year-old Milwaukee man died from his injuries sustained from a hit-and-run crash that happened near 23rd and Greenfield on Oct. 19.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office reported Roy Mendez was pronounced dead on Oct. 30. 

Anyone with information on the vehicle believed to be involved -- described as a blue, 2003-2005, two-door Honda Accord -- is asked to contact authorities. 

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Updated: 12:02 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are releasing new details that could help solve a hit-and-run that happened near 23rd and Greenfield on Saturday, Oct. 19. 

Police said 68-year-old Roy Mendez was walking through the intersection just before 7 p.m., when he was hit by a car.

Officials believe the vehicle is possibly a blue, 2003-2005, two-door Honda Accord. Police say the vehicle is missing parts from the grill and may have damage to the hood and front windshield. 

Anyone with information on the crash or vehicle is asked to contact Milwaukee police. 

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Posted: 4:13 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 68-year-old Milwaukee man is fighting for his life after being hit by a car over the weekend.

It happened just before 7 p.m. near 23rd and Greenfield on Saturday.

Surveillance video captures the moments just after the crash as police continue their search for the person responsible.

Roy Mendez was walking through the intersection when he was hit by a car. His daughter says witnesses saw the car hit her dad so hard that the front bumper of the car was damaged. 

Sylvia Morbeck says the hit-and-run could have killed her father. Mendez had emergency surgery on Sunday morning to remove part of his skull in order to control the bleeding.

"Swelling on the brain. He's got bleeding on the top of the brain and the layers of the brain, he's got fractures on his face, and he's got fractures on top of his skull," said Sylvia Morbeck, Roy Mendez's daughter.

Neighbors say they knew something bad happened when they saw Mendez lying on the ground.

"I was in a different room in the house--and I saw an unresponsive man lying face down on the street and a number of bystanders around," said Chad Walta, neighbor.

"The person who got away with it was in such fear of getting caught that they couldn't even call for medical help for a man they don't even know if they killed or not," said Morbeck. 

A doorbell camera captured police blocking off the area after Mendez was taken to the hospital.

"Paramedics jumped out and took him up right away-- and the cool thing about the neighborhood--- bystanders were clapping as they got him up on the stretcher and into the ambulance," said Walta.

"The bumper is off from what I understand, it's a 2005 Honda from what I understand from other witnesses and that the car was possibly, maybe blue," said Morbeck.

Doctors told Morbeck that the next few days are a crucial time in her father's recovery. She's asking the community for help finding who is responsible.

"Everybody from his family has come from out of town to see him and we're just hoping we can catch the person who hit him or they will turn themselves in and do the right thing," said Morbeck.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department. 

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