The Maryland State Police arrested the suspect in a hit-and-run accident in Harford County. According to a press release, the police took the Harford hit-and-run suspect into custody on Tuesday, October 19th. Twenty-seven-year-old Anthony Lee Wilson of Edgewood, Maryland, faces a charge of negligent manslaughter by vehicle.
He also faces criminal negligent manslaughter by vehicle. The police remanded him at the Harford County Detention Center without bail. Additional charges are pending in the case.
The crash for which Wilson was arrested happened on Monday, October 18th. The MPD stated that shortly after noon, troopers from the Bel Air Barrack responded to a report of a pedestrian getting struck on Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40) near Reeds Run Road in Edgewood. The preliminary investigation showed that the suspect drove a 2019 Nissan Versa eastbound on Pulaski when he struck the pedestrian, a 31-year-old man.
The victim was walking on or near the right shoulder of the road when the Nissan struck him. Medics transported him using an MSP helicopter to R. Adams Cowley Shock Center in Baltimore for treatment. However, he died on Monday evening.
Wilson fled the accident scene, but troopers were able to identify his vehicle through their investigation. The investigators contacted the Harford hit-and-run suspect, and he responded to the Bel Air Barrack, where he was arrested. The accident led to the closure of Pulaski Highway for about two and a half hours.
Anyone with information on the accident should contact the MSP Bel Air Barrack on 410-838-4101. The Maryland State Police Crash Team heads the investigation into the crash.
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