PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police are seeking the help of the public in a fatal hit-and-run in Portsmouth on Sunday.

Police responded to the call just before 1 a.m. for the report of a crash involving a pedestrian on westbound Interstate 264 at exit 6/MLK Expressway.

A man was found by bystanders in the travel lane with no pulse. The bystanders removed him from the roadway and attempted first aid with no avail. He was identified on Wednesday by State Police as 47-year-old Durrell Jerome Sawyer, of the 3800 block of Old Farm Road.

Police say he was walking east in the westbound lanes at the time of the crash.

The driver of the vehicle that stuck Sawyer did not stop and fled the scene.

In an update, Virginia State Police said they were looking for a silver Acura MDX with possible front damage and driver side vehicle damage, which was occupied by three women believed to be between the ages of 18-22.

An example of the Acura (Courtesy of Virginia State Police)

Those with information are asked to contact Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.