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G.I. police say they had contact with victim before deadly hit-and-run

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The investigation continues into a deadly hit and run in Grand Island.

Now, G.I. Police say they had multiple contacts with the victim before his body was found.

Police said Justin Foster, 28, was hit by a vehicle and killed early Monday morning on Faidley Avenue near Howard Street.

But, according to G.I.P.D. Captain Dean Elliott, police first encountered Foster around 11:00 p.m. Sunday, when an officer drove him to CHI St. Francis Medical Center. Elliott said Foster had been seen carrying luggage in another part of town, trying to get to the hospital.

Captain Elliott said officers responded to four calls Monday morning from the hospital, who wanted Foster to leave their property.

  • 11:00 p.m. Sunday - Given ride to CHI St. Francis by Grand Island Police
  • 2:05 a.m. Monday – Suspicious person report at CHI St. Francis
  • 2:23 a.m. – Remove subject call at CHI St. Francis
  • 3:17 a.m. – Suspicious person report at Custer and Faidley Avenues
  • 3:54 a.m. – Traffic hazard report at Custer and Faidley Avenues
  • 4:34 a.m. – Body reported near Faidley Avenue and Howard Street

Elliott said, at one point, Foster admitted to police that he was on some kind of drug. They're waiting on a toxicology report from an autopsy to determine what that may have been.

Police continue to look for the driver that hit Foster and ask you to report any vehicles with damage to its front or undercarriage.

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