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Man Arrested in Deadly Hit and Run

Written By: Kellie Meyer
Man Arrested in Deadly Hit and Run

July 28, 2014

TIOGA COUNTY, NY (WENY) -- New York State Police are asking anyone with information to come forward about a deadly hit and run case that happened over the weekend. 
     33-year old Jason Townsend, of Nichols was arrested Saturday. Police said he turned himself into them hours after the crash. 
     Officers tell WENY News that 41-year old Daniel Manwaring, a father of four, was hit and killed by Townsend's Nissan SUV early Saturday morning on West Whitcomb Hill Road in Tioga.  
     The 41-year-old victim was out for a run with his wife, Karen who was also hit and immediately taken to Wilson Hospital. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries. She was out of the hospital by Monday morning.
     A candlelight vigil for Manwaring took place Sunday night at the Tioga central football field. Still no word from police on a cause for the crash or if speed or alcohol were factors. 
     As for the suspect, he's expected to see a judge on Monday. Stay with WENY News for updates on this developing story.