Police arrest suspect in Lod hit-and-run killing

January 23, 2012 14:35

Traffic police arrested a man from Lod on suspicion of being linked to a lethal hit and run accident on Friday night which killed a young man as he crossed the street with his wife.

The suspect, 35, was taken into custody on Sunday night, and police say they suspect he was in the Mazda Lantis which struck Ilan Sirik on Lod's Einstein Street.

The suspect has denied all suspicions against him during questioning on Monday.

The arrest came after police launched an extensive search for the driver over the weekend.

Sikrik's bereaved wife said she saw the car stop momentarily, before fleeing the scene immediately afterwards. The couple had been walking towards the Lod train station on their way to their home in Ashdod.

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