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Driver surrenders in fatal hit-and-run in Olney

A 23-year-old woman who was allegedly behind the wheel in a fatal hit-and-run accident early Saturday in Olney has surrendered to police.

Driver surrenders in fatal hit-and-run in Olney

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A 23-year-old woman who was allegedly behind the wheel in a fatal hit-and-run accident early Saturday in Olney has surrendered to police.

Police said Victor Ortiz, 42, staggered into the southbound lane of Rising Sun Avenue where he was struck by the woman's 2002 Honda Accord. The impact knocked Ortiz into the northbound lane where was struck by a second vehicle. The driver of the Honda initially fled, but the left front bumper was left at the scene, while the driver of the second car, a 47-year-old man, remained at the scene until police arrived.

Ortiz had to be extracted from underneath the second car and was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:31 a.m.

The female driver turned herself into police around 4 a.m. and gave a statement, authorities said. Her car was taken for processing and charges are pending.

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