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Arrest Made In Fatal Hit-And-Run Of Woman In Southwest Philadelphia


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police have made an arrest in the fatal hit-and-run of a woman in Southwest Philadelphia earlier this week.

Police say 45-year-old Jerome Brooks of Elmira, New York, was driving the SUV that struck and killed 52-year-old Deanna Teal while she was crossing at the intersection of 49th and Chester Streets late Monday night. (Read Related Story)

Authorities say Brown did not slow down or stop after the crash.

Police found his vehicle abandoned, with heavy front-end damage several blocks away in the rear of the 4700 block of Larchwood Street, after they followed a trail of leaking fluid.

The investigation that followed led to Brown’s arrest.

Brown is charged with Murder, Homicide by vehicle, Aggravated Assault and related offenses.

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