Arrest made in Levittown hit-and-run that killed 70-year-old man getting ice cream

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Suspect arrested in fatal Levittown hit and run
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Suspect arrested in fatal Levittown hit and run: as seen on Action News at 5 p.m., August 28, 2018

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police have made an arrest in the hit-and-run death of a 70-year-old man who was killed in Levittown after getting ice cream.

Anthony Woods was charged with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle, reckless driving, and failing to render aid.

Authorities said Emmanuel Weintraub had just bought ice cream at Jojo's on New Falls Road and was walking with a cane back to his car when he was struck.

Police said surveillance video captured the entire incident.

Investigators said that based on the footage, Woods struck Weintraub with his Nissan Altima while he was crossing New Falls Road in a designated crosswalk and then drove away from the scene.

According to the criminal complaint, when police located Woods' car they noted damage to the windshield which Woods said was obtained while "copping drugs in Philadelphia."

The complaint also said Woods asked an auto body repair shop to throw away any receipts and to not to speak to the police about his damaged windshield.

According to investigators, during an interview on Tuesday morning, Woods admitted to hitting a person with his car on August 21 but said he thought it was a child not an adult.

Witnesses told police that they had stopped at the intersection to allow Weintraub to cross the street, but Woods crossed over the double yellow lines in an effort to pass their stopped car and hit Weintraub in the process.


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