Police identify man killed in Bensalem hit-and-run

BENSALEM, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police have released the name of the man killed in a hit-and-run incident in Bensalem, Bucks County.

It was just after 8 a.m. Wednesday when the body of 29-year-old Andrew Miller was discovered by a passing motorist along the 100 block of State Road.

Police now believe he had been lying there for as long as twelve hours.

Investigators say Miller was walking northbound on the shoulder of State Road when a vehicle traveling northbound struck him around an "S" curve in the road.

The impact threw Miller into a wooded area on the side of the roadway.

The striking vehicle left the scene. However, Bensalem police say after seeing media reports, the suspected driver of the striking vehicle contacted investigators.

Her father tells Action News that she was driving home from work around 7:30 Tuesday night when she thought she hit a deer.

Bensalem Director of Public Safety Fred Harran tells us, "I have a hard time believing right now that she just thought it was a deer from what I know. So, we'll see what the detectives come up with."

Police say the woman's Ford Edge has substantial front-end damage. They say Miller was on the shoulder of the road when he was hit, and that driver would have had to have left the road to hit him.

The woman was questioned by police for most of the day Wednesday. She has since been released, and so far no charges have been filed as authorities continue their investigation.

Police are checking area businesses to see if there are any surveillance cameras that may have captured images of the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities.

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