Man turns self in for hit-and-run that killed Vietnam vet in Norristown

John McDevitt
November 13, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Nemias Perez Severiano

Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unlicensed driver turned himself in to police Wednesday for the fatal hit-and-run in Norristown Sunday night.

Officials say 31-year-old Nemias Perez Severiano of Norristown surrendered to police. He was arrested and charged with a list of offenses, including accidents involving death or personal injury; accidents involving death or injury while not licensed; and failing to notify police of an accident, injury or death.

The deadly crash claimed the life of 67-year-old Vietnam vet Samuel W. Jackson — the evening before Veterans Day.

Police say Jackson was getting out of his car around 6:30 Sunday night — at Astor and West Oak streets, not far from Main Street — when a speeding car hit him and kept going. 

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A witness reported seeing a car speed down the street before striking Jackson.

The veteran later died at the hospital.

Severiano's bail was set a $200,000 but not posted. He is being held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 22.