Mankato Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian accident early Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to an unknown medical call in the 600 block of East Main Street at 1:20 a.m. and located a deceased 88-year old male in the westbound traffic lane.

Commander Dan Schisel says the cause of death is still under investigation, but they believe it was a vehicle that hit the individual.

“There was evidence left at the scene, but right now we’re just asking anybody that saw anything or heard anything or even if the driver wasn’t sure if they hit the curb or snowbank or whatever it is, we’re asking them to please contact us.”

Schisel adds that the vehicle involved in the incident would most likely have front-end damage.

“I believe that the individual that was driving this vehicle probably knows they hit something. We’re asking for them to come forward and report themselves or if anybody else has any information to please come forward and contact the Mankato Department of Public Safety.”

Authorities are withholding the name of the man killed in the hit and run until family is notified.