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WEST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, Pa.– Detective Steven Heinly of the West Lampeter Township Police Department obtained a felony arrest warrant for Leon Anderson of the 1900 block of Oregon Pike Lancaster.

Anderson was charged with one count of Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury, a felony of the second degree, by Detective Heinly.

Members of the West Lampeter Township Police Department and the Manheim Township Police Department went to Anderson’s residence at around 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16.  Anderson was taken into custody without incident.

Anderson was committed to Lancaster County Prison with his bail set to $500,000.


11/21/2016: Authorities are searching for the driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Lancaster County early Monday morning.

Around 5:20 a.m., a 24-year-old man was working in front of 2518 Willow Street Pike North in West Lampeter Township when he was struck by an SUV traveling northbound.

The victim was taken to Lancaster General Hospital where he was pronounce dead, police said. The unidentified victim was from Media, Pa. He was an employee with Eagle Disposal and was working when he was hit.

The driver of the SUV fled. Police continue to search for the vehicle, which is believed to be a Ford or Mercury SUV.