Arrest Made in Fatal Hit-and-Run

The accident happened Sunday night along the 700 block of Black Horse Pike, according to investigators.

By David Chang and Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013  |  Updated 12:29 AM EDT
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Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run that left a woman dead. NBC10's Cydney Long briefly spoke to the suspect as police led him away in handcuffs.

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Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run that left a woman dead. NBC10's Cydney Long briefly spoke to the suspect as police led him away in handcuffs.

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Police have made an arrest in a deadly hit-and-run in Haddon Township.

The accident happened Sunday night along the 700 block of Black Horse Pike, according to investigators.

Investigators say Joyce Putmon, 67, began to cross the highway to a bus stop across from the Audubon Commons Shopping Center ACME around 7 p.m. Police say there is no crosswalk or light where she crossed. 

As the Blackwood woman walked over, witnesses say she was suddenly struck by a blue Chevrolet pickup truck traveling southbound. The truck then allegedly fled the scene. Emergency crews rushed Putmon to Cooper Medical Center where she died minutes later from her injuries.

Investigators closed all lanes following the crash.

On Monday, police announced that they made an arrest in the hit-and-run. Investigators say Timothy Polijczuk, 50, of Mount Ephraim, was taken into custody Monday morning and then processed at the Haddon Township Police Station before being transferred to jail.

"Sir, anything you'd like to say for yourself?" asked NBC10's Cydney Long as Polijczuk was led away in handcuffs earlier today.

"I'm very sorry to the victims," said Polijczuk.

"Why didn't you stop?" asked Long.

"I wasn't aware of what happened," he replied.

Polijczuk is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality, causing death while driving on a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license. He was also issued numerous motor vehicle violations and was ordered held at the Camden County Jail in lieu of $192,500.

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