Driver in fatal hit-and-run turns himself in to Gloucester Township police

Dan Wing
July 10, 2019 - 9:09 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gloucester Township police say a man has turned himself in to face charges connected to a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday night that left an 18-year-old dead. 

Bruce Bennett, 66, of Franklinville turned himself in just as officers were getting ready to follow up on some leads from eyewitnesses. 

Authorities say the fatal crash happened on a stretch of Sicklerville Road just after 8 p.m. Medics and responding officers tried to save the victim, but he died a short time later at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 

Police say Bennett is currently free on bail, but he faces a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death.