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Driver in Hurricane fatal hit-and-run arrested, police say

HURRICANE — The driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run near 500 N. State St. on Sunday has been arrested, officials said Friday.

In a statement released by the Hurricane Police Department, William J. Hendrickson told police officers on Friday that he was driving the vehicle and knew he had hit something, but thought it was debris in the road.

Hendrickson was identified by police through security footage of a local business that showed the 2006 Honda Ridgeline he was driving at the time of the incident, according to the statement.

Prior to the hit-and-run, a welfare check was called into police around 1:18 a.m. reporting that a man was in the roadway acting strangely. While police were responding to perform the check, the 22-year-old Hurricane man was struck by a vehicle heading southbound.

Officers attempted lifesaving measures when they arrived. The man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Following his interview with police, Hendrickson was booked into jail on suspicion of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Hendrickson’s vehicle has also been seized to be examined by investigators, police said.

Further information, including the identity of the victim, was not released.

Press release arrest made in fatal hit and run.

Posted by Hurricane City Police Department on Friday, March 26, 2021

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