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RAD­NOR COPS LOCATE VE­HI­CLE IN­VOLVED IN FA­TAL HIT AND RUN

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Linda Stein lstein@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @lstein­re­porter on Twit­ter

This sur­veil­lance photo shows the SUV that struck and killed Fred Git­ter­man on March 6.

RAD­NOR » Rad­nor po­lice have found the ve­hi­cle that they be­lieve ran over a 69-year-old man who was cross­ing Lan­caster Av­enue on March 6, killing him.

The ve­hi­cle, a white GMC Yukon, is reg­is­tered to a Wil­lis­town, Ch­ester County, ad­dress. Po­lice have a per­son of in­ter­est who is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent Wil­liam Co­larulo.

No ar­rests have been made at this time.

On Fri­day, Rad­nor po­lice held a press con­fer­ence seek­ing the pub­lic’s help in find­ing the ve­hi­cle and post­ing a $10,000 re­ward for in­for­ma­tion, and re­leas­ing video and sev­eral im­ages of the white SUV be­lieved in­volved.

Fred Git­ter­man, the vic­tim, was cross­ing in the 500 block of Lan­caster Av­enue around 8:08 p.m. when he was struck by a white SUV. The SUV slowed down, but then sped off west on Lan­caster Av­enue. Mul­ti­ple video sur­veil­lance cam­eras caught im­ages of the SUV un­til it turned left on Paoli Pike. Git­ter­man, who has ad­dresses in both Rad­nor and Me­dia, ap­par­ently ate din­ner in a lo­cal restau­rant just be­fore the fa­tal ac­ci­dent, po­lice said.

Git­ter­man was taken to Bryn Mawr Hospi­tal and was pro­nounced dead a short time later, said Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent Chris Flana­gann. When po­lice came to the scene by­standers were “ap­ply­ing CPR,” said Flana­gan.

The SUV “was seen speed­ing away from the ac­ci­dent,” headed west to­ward Ch­ester County. Video­tape shows that the dam­aged SUV headed west on Lan­caster Av­enue be­fore turn­ing left on Paoli Pike in Paoli.

High­way Pa­trol Of­fi­cer Ken Piree said the Yukon was a 2016 or later model. The ve­hi­cle has dam­age to the front driver’s side head­light, the left fender and bumper, he said. Wit­nesses said the ve­hi­cle’s brake lights flashed be­fore it left the scene.

“We are still pro­cess­ing and col­lect­ing other ev­i­dence,” said Piree. So far the li­cense num­ber of the SUV has not been de­ter­mined but more video is be­ing stud­ied, he said.

“We don’t know the rea­son the per­son didn’t stop but clearly they knew they hit some­body,” he said. “They ap­plied the brakes. We have a wit­ness state­ment from a park­ing lot … For what­ever rea­son the per­son didn’t stop. Had they stopped, this would have been just an ac­ci­dent,” he said.

Delaware County District At­tor­ney Kat Copeland said, “We are at­tempt­ing to iden­tify the driver of the ve­hi­cle.” Rad­nor Town­ship and the District At­tor­ney’s of­fice are of­fer­ing the $10,000 re­ward that leads to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion of the driver, she said. Asked later what charges might be filed, Copeland said that a de­ter­mi­na­tion had not yet been made.

“We would en­cour­age the in­di­vid­ual re­spon­si­ble for this crime to turn them­self in,” she said.

Flana­gan said that Rad­nor po­lice and county de­tec­tives were in­ves­ti­gat­ing and de­tec­tives are “out on the street” look­ing for more wit­nesses, along with other sur­veil­lance video that might help them iden­tify the ve­hi­cle and the driver, he said.

“We’re look­ing for the com­mu­nity’s sup­port,” said Flana­gan. “We be­lieve they can help us solve this crime.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice at 610-688-0500 or 911.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Rad­nor po­lice re­leased this sur­veil­lance video of white SUV be­lieved to be in­volved in a fa­tal hi-run ac­ci­dent in the town­ship. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice at 610-688-0500 or 911.

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