Reward Offered for Arrest in Fatal Hit-and-Run - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Reward Offered for Arrest in Fatal Hit-and-Run



    Investigators have released new information about the driver and the vehicle involved in a deadly hit and run. (Published Sunday, March 9, 2014)

    Police are now offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of a driver who allegedly struck and killed a man in Collingdale, Delaware County, Pa. and then fled the scene.

    Timothy McCaughan, 58, of Collingdale, was crossing the street at the intersection of Spruce Street and Clifton Avenue on March 7 when he was hit by an older-model SUV, according to witnesses.

    "He was a human being. I don't understand why people just hit someone and run away," said a pizza delivery driver named Sevket, who witnessed the accident.

    Collingdale Police Chief Robert Adams said the driver got out of the SUV, looked, said a few words, got back in the car and fled.

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    Police are asking for the public's help to find the SUV and driver who hit and killed a 58-year-old man as he crossed the street Friday night in Collingdale, Delaware County, Pa. The victim is related to two police officers.
    (Published Saturday, March 8, 2014)

    McCaughan died later at the hospital. Chief Adams said he was related to two Delaware County police officers.

    "Good guy and doesn't deserve to die this way. We'll track this person down and we will do what we have to do," Adams said.

    Investigators are working to see if the accident was captured on surveillance video at a local business and home near the intersection.

    Witnesses described the hit-and-run vehicle as a 4-door, tan, older-model SUV, possibly a Suburban. It was last seen traveling south on Clifton Avenue. Police released a photo of a similar make and model.

    The suspect is described as a stocky light-skinned African-American or Spanish male standing 6-foot-2 with a close-cut full beard, and short curly hair. Police also say he may be wearing a red-colored jacket.

    Police are offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

    If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Detective Dan Leicht at 610-586-0502.