Virginia

Police: Hit-and-run driver went to hospital the next day

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run after he arrived at a hospital the next morning with serious injuries that police say he had suffered in the crash.

News outlets report that 81-year-old Doris Jean Wright, of Gloucester, died from injuries she suffered in a three-vehicle collision in York County on Monday night. Police say the driver of a rental car who caused the crash had fled the scene on foot and could not be found.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya says they believe 32-year-old Arthur Lee Harris, who admitted himself into a Newport News hospital Tuesday morning, was the driver of that rental car.

Harris is charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony hit-and-run. His condition was not immediately known.

 

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