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Hyattsville resident charged in February hit-and-run

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court of Maryland, a 73-year-old Earl Teeter is accused of a hit-and-run accident that killed one man and injured a woman.

The Washington Post reports that 38-year-old Rick Warrick was changing a tire on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near Laurel on the evening of Feb. 1 when he was struck and killed. The incident also injured Warrick’s fiancé, according to the Post.

Court documents say investigators used debris remaining at the scene to connect the incident to registered 2004 or 2005 dark-blue Toyota Siennas in the area.  This led them to Teeter’s home in the 6200 block of 42nd Avenue in Hyattsville, according to a statement by a U.S. Park Police investigator, who told them he hit something while changing lanes, but did not feel it was safe to stop.

Teeter is charged with being the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in death and bodily injury of another person and failing to stop his vehicle to comply with his duty to give information or render care.

He has been released from custody and is due back in court on June 8.

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