Police have charged an area man in connection with the hit-run that killed a 46-year-old pedestrian late Wednesday night on High Street.
Scott Allen Treese, 34, of Loyalsock Township was the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a Mark Jeirles of Taylor Place at Sixth Avenue and High Street in city, according to city police who took Treese into custody overnight.
Treese is suspected of being on cocaine at the time, police said.
Scott Allen Treese in the custody of city police.
Jeirles was crossing in the middle of the street at about 11:20 p.m. when he was hit by the westbound motorist who never stopped, police said.
Jeirles, who was thrown about 30 yards, was pronounced dead at the scene by Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. He said Jeirles died of blunt force trauma injuries.
Kiessling said the victim was killed on impact.
The offending driver sped from the scene, police said.
Officers spent a considerable about of time developing and following leads in the case and, sometime Thursday, police recovered the vehicle, Capt. Michael Orwig confirmed. He declined to disclose where and when the vehicle was located.
It has been impounded, he said.