Police arrest man for fatal hit and run in Newport News

Police arrest man for fatal hit and run in Newport News

Police arrest man for fatal hit and run in Newport News

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WVEC.com

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 14 at 11:27 PM

NEWPORT NEWS –  Police have arrested a suspect in the hit and run accident that killed a man earlier this week.

Thursday afternoon, police said they arrested James Wright, 50, of Warwick Boulevard.

Authorities believe Wright was driving the car that hit and killed 46-year old Jeffrey Hooks of Connecticut.  Hooks was in Virginia visiting family.

A driver spotted his body in the median of Warwick Boulevard in front of Huntington Park Monday morning.

Police believed it was a hit and run and later the same day, the suspect's car was found on North Avenue, less than a mile from the scene.

Wright is in custody and charged with felony hit and run and driving with a suspended license.

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