NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, P.A., (CBS) — Authorities announced the arrest of Royce Atkins on Monday night. The arrest was made in connection to the hit and run death of a nine-year-old boy in Northampton County.
Darius Condash was struck on Schoenersville Road on Friday around 6:30 p.m. according to authorities.READ MORE: Sources: Missing Bucks County Woman Casey Johnston's Car Found In Northeast Philadelphia
Condash, along with two other young boys had just made a purchase at Wawa before the accident police said.READ MORE: 1 Day, 8 Tornadoes: A Look At This Week's Severe Weather Across The Tri-State Area
Police explain that Condash had dropped a piece of candy in the road while the children were returning home. Authorities say he ran back across the roadway and was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop.
Condash was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Restaurants Martha, Irwin's Upstairs To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination For Indoor Dining
Atkins was arrested on Monday and charged with accidents involving personal injury or death and careless driving. Atkins could still face additional charges according to authorities.