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Apollo man comes forward as Oakland hit-and-run driver, Pittsburgh police say

| Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Pittsburgh police say an Apollo man has come forward as the driver involved in a hit-and-run incident that injured a University of Pittsburgh student Sunday evening in Oakland.

Police did not identify the 34-year-old suspect by name.

Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said the man came forward Monday morning.

Toler said police consulted with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office and determined that a warrant will be issued for his arrest.

Police expect charges to include reckless driving, causing accidents involving death or personal injury and failing to immediately notify police of the accident.

Police had been searching for the driver of a red pickup truck with a cover over its bed.

Toler said the crash occurred about 7 p.m. near Fifth Avenue and DeSoto Street when the truck struck a 20-year-old woman.

Medics transported the victim to nearby UPMC Presbyterian hospital in stable condition.

The driver, described as a skinny white male with a beard, stopped and walked over to the victim before getting back into his truck and fleeing.

Toler said it was unknown if the woman was in a crosswalk at the time of the crash. Roads were wet from the evening's earlier downpours, but there was only a slight drizzle when the truck hit the woman.

Staff writer Dave Williams contributed to this report. Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6660, msantoni@tribweb.com or via Twitter @msantoni.

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