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Yvonne Cantz was waiting at a bus stop Sunday when she was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle.
Police later found the hit-and-run vehicle, a Ford F-150, about a mile and a half away.
Joseph Thompson, 52, is accused of involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and related offenses.
A 64-year-old woman waiting at a bus stop was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.
On Tuesday, police identified the suspected hit-and-run driver who they say killed Yvonne Cantz on the 10000 block of Academy Road.
Cantz was was struck by a man driving a white Ford F-150 around 4 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle then fled southbound on Academy Road, police said.
Cantz died a short time later at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital.
Police later found the hit-and-run vehicle about a mile and a half away on Woodhaven and Knight roads. The hood of the vehicle had noticeable damage.
Joseph Thompson, 52, of the 3100 block of Draper Street, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and related offenses.
"It's a shame," the suspect's neighbor said. "He just made a mistake, that's all. He ran away. That was the biggest mistake."
It was unclear if Thompson had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.