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Delaware man turns himself in 3 days after fatal hit-and-run

December 23, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been charged with fatally hitting a pedestrian and then speeding off.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Lazaro Martinez turned himself in to police three days after the fatal hit-and-run in Harrington.

The 48-year-old suspect has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death and failure to report a collision that resulted in death. He was released on $3,100 bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Police say Martinez’s vehicle struck Rickey Honeycutt on Dec. 14 as the 53-year-old man tried to cross U.S. 13. Another driver found the body of the pedestrian and notified authorities.

The newspaper says police used security footage to identify the hit-and-run vehicle as a Jeep. Martinez turned himself in on Friday.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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