Man Arrested in Hit-and-Run That Killed Bicyclist

An arrest was made in a fatal hit-and-run in Hunting Park. 

Raymond Wands, 38, was arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, accident involving death, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and DUI. 

On June 22 around 10:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash on the 600 block of E. Erie Avenue. When they arrived they found 55-year-old bicyclist Julio Torres on the ground suffering from head trauma. 

Torres was taken to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition. He later died from his injuries Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. 

Witnesses told police the hit-and-run vehicle was a red 1989 Ford F-150 and that the driver fled on foot. Police recovered the vehicle about a block away from the scene of the crash. 

On Sunday police issued an arrest warrant for Wands, who they say was the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle. Wands turned himself in to police Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. 

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