Suspect in hit-and-run surrenders after car dealer identifies vehicle

Police withhold name pending county review

October 25, 1999|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A 40-year-old man suspected of driving a state-owned vehicle in the fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian Thursday night on Philadelphia Road in White Marsh surrendered to Baltimore County police yesterday.

The man surrendered at the White Marsh Precinct yesterday afternoon and was released after he was interviewed by traffic investigators, police said. They said his name was being withheld pending a review of the incident by county prosecutors.

Charles Albert Wilburn, 61, of the 5600 block of Bush St. was walking north in the south lane of Philadelphia Road near New Forge Road about 9: 30 p.m. Thursday when he was struck by a white Ford F-150 pickup truck with tags marked "SG," for state government, police said.

Wilburn, who lived a few blocks from where he was struck, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A search for the truck was unsuccessful until Friday, when an employee of Koons Ford in the 6200 block of Belair Road called police and said the suspected vehicle was there. The employee told police that a man had left the truck at Koons that day to repair damage to the passenger side headlight, grille and fender.

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