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2 arrested in fatal Bensalem hit-and-run

Two people have been arrested and charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Bensalem, Bucks County.
Two people have been arrested and charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Bensalem, Bucks County.

The accident happened between 6:35 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the 4100 block of Bristol Pike.

Police say 32-year-old Melissa Rasiul was behind the wheel of a 2003 GMC pickup truck when she struck a male pedestrian and fled the scene.

Investigators say she was driving with a suspended license at the time.

The victim, identified as 69-year-old Vincent Perry from Philadelphia, was found lying on southbound shoulder and was immediately rushed to Aria-Torresdale Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police also arrested 33-year-old Stephen Pagano, for allegedly helping to cover up the crime. Investigators say he helped concoct a plan to hide the vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia.

Both Rasiul and Pagano were taken into custody on Friday after a police tip.

Anyone with additional information, is requested to contact Bensalem Police at 215-633-3719.
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