On Nov. 8, at about 6:55 p.m. the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.

The accident occurred in the 1300 block of East Aultman Street in Ely. When Deputies arrived on scene they located an individual who had been struck by a vehicle and was deceased.

The deceased was identified as Johnny J. Andre age 53 of Ely. Deputies reported that Andre was crossing the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle.

The striking vehicle had fled the scene. A witness who had observed the accident described the striking vehicle as a black car that was traveling north bound on US 93.

Deputies investigating the accident reported that the vehicle could possibly be a black colored Mercedes Benz with front end damage.

Deputies patrolled the area, but the vehicle and operator have not been located.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking if anyone has information about the accident to call the Sheriff’s Office at (775) 289-8808

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