Man charged with murder for fatal hit-and-run; 'he did so with malice'

Mike Dougherty
August 28, 2018 - 7:33 pm
Anthony Woods

Bucks County District Attorney's Office


FALLS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County man is behind bars in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Falls Township last week. 

Authorities say 41-year-old Anthony Woods was aggravated by a slow driver and when he went to pass the car illegally, he struck 70-year-old Emmanuel Weintraub along New Falls Road. 

Police say Woods told them he thought he hit a kid but didn't stop because he had drugs in his system.

Bob James, chief of Homicide by Vehicle Division with the Bucks County District Attorney's Office, said Woods spent the past week evading police. He also took his car to a body shop in Trenton to mask the damage.

"He did everything he could to avoid detection and identification," he added. "Once we brought him, he was confronted with the information that we had during the investigation and he confessed."

Woods now faces a long list of charges, including third-degree murder, which isn't typical for a hit-and-run.

"He did so with malice," said James.

Woods is being held without bail.