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NJ man surrenders in fatal I-95 hit-and-run

Monday, April 29, 2013

A man has surrendered to police in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia back in January.

Wade Bennett III of Lumberton, New Jersey, turned himself in to Pennsylvania State Police in Philadelphia Monday where he was transported to the 15th District for processing.

Bennett is charged with accidents involving death or personal injury.

Investigators say a big rig struck 65-year-old Gerald L. Martin of Philadelphia on northbound I-95 near the exit ramp for Allegheny Avenue around 11:00 p.m. on January 18th.

Police believe Martin was hit while walking on the shoulder. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pennsylvania State Police investigators, with the assistance of the Lumberton Police Department, located the tractor-trailer involved the crash.

The vehicle was located in New Jersey and towed back to Pennsylvania for further investigation.

Bennett is awaiting arraignment.

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