SHILLINGTON, Pa. - A man died in a crash in Shillington late Thursday afternoon.

The crash was reported shortly after 4 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue, near Wheatland Avenue.

Patrolman Duane Witman said the incident occurred as he was responding to a hit-and-run in the area of Rose Court.

"He was turning around in a cul-de-sac and then hit another car and fled the scene," Witman told 69 News. "I responded to the area of Rose Court. While en route there, I heard another jurisdiction say that they had the acting vehicle rolled over in a yard."

Witman said the connection between the hit-and-run and the rollover crash wasn't hard to find.

"There was an off-duty officer that had a photograph of the acting vehicle with the license plate and called it into Berks County radio," he said.

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That plate matched the license plate on the white van that crashed into a tree. Police said they don't know why the driver ran off, but they said speed was a factor in the crash.

"Very much so by the impact, the rollover," Witman said. "He was more than double the speed limit."

Police said the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt.

The identity of the man has not yet been released. Police said he is from the area.