Police make arrest in hit-run crash that killed 62-year-old man

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LAFAYETTE, Ind.— Detectives with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man Friday in connection with a deadly hit-and-run last week.

Gregorio Felipe, 38, was charged with failure to stop and remain at the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death, a Class C felony.

On May 14, authorities responded to the crash on North 9th Street and Duncan Road.  When they arrived, they found 62-year-old Rodney Smith suffering from serious injuries.  He was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced deceased five days later.

Felipe is being held at the Tippecanoe County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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