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Pennsylvania driver arrested for suspected Frederick County hit-and-run death

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 16:54:18-05

EMMITSBURG, Md. — A driver police said is responsible for a deadly hit-and-run last week in Frederick County was arrested in Southern Pennsylvania, Maryland State Police said.

Police would not released the driver’s identity at the time but identified the vehicle the suspect was driving as a 2006 Honda CR-V. The Frederick County State’s Attorney is reviewing the case prior to filing charges.

Police responded to a hit-and-run crash on southbound Route 15 at Old Frederick Road in Emmitsburg at about 7 a.m. on Jan. 12.

Police said a 21-year-old Thurmont man, Austin Lee Frushour, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. A silver Ford Explorer thought to belong to Frushour was found about 300 feet away, parked at a nearby gas station on South Seton Avenue. Police believe Frushour was walking along Route 15 when he was struck and killed. Police are waiting on autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine his cause of death.

Investigators found evidence at the scene showing that a 2005-2006 Honda CR-V may have been involved. After the accident, police received several calls that led them to the location of what they believed could be the suspect's car while it was at a collision repair center in Gettysburg, Pa. Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division are working to process evidence from the car, police said.

The incident is being investigated by the Maryland State Police CRASH Team with consultation with the Frederick County State’s Attorney. Pennsylvania State Police are also assisting.