Driver hit, killed teen, 'stopped briefly' but 'returned to his car and fled,' police say

Driver hit, killed teen, ‘stopped briefly’ but ‘returned to his car and fled,’ police say

(As originally published, Tue, January 23rd 2024 at 4:33 PM)

BENSALEM, Pa. (TND) — A driver has been arrested more than six months after allegedly killing a teenage boy in a hit-and-run crash.

Police outside Philadelphia said James Edmond Shulski killed the 14-year-old pedestrian on the night of July 6 and then “stopped briefly.”

After that, “The driver got out, but returned to his car and fled.”

Their investigation started with “surveillance video showing a gray Honda Accord just prior to the crash.”

A license plate reader led them “to the registered address of the vehicle owner, and found a gray Honda Accord parked at the residence.

“The Honda had damage consistent with striking a pedestrian.

“Police spoke with the vehicle owner and then attempted to speak with James Shulski, who lived at the address but refused to answer any questions.”

Authorities got a search warrant and inspected the car.

Driver hit, killed teen, 'stopped briefly' but 'returned to his car and fled,' police say
James Edmond Shulski was charged with accidents involving death or injury, and duty to give information and render aid, Jan. 23, 2024. (Bensalem Police Dept.)

They also got a warrant for Shulski’s cellphone records, which they said “placed James Shulski’s cellular phone near the crash scene at the time of the incident.”

Then, they got a third search warrant, for his DNA, which they said matched “DNA recovered from the vehicle’s steering wheel.”

Shulski, 35, surrendered on Tuesday. He’s charged with accidents involving death or injury, and duty to give information and render aid, and his bail was set at $100,000.

According to police, “Family members immediately posted the bail, and he was released.”

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