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Arrest Made In Connection To Hit And Run Death Of 9-Year-Old

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, P.A., (CBS) -- Authorities announced the arrest of Royce Atkins on Monday night. The arrest was made in connection to the hit and run death of a nine-year-old boy in Northampton County.

Darius Condash was struck on Schoenersville Road on Friday around 6:30 p.m. according to authorities.

Condash, along with two other young boys had just made a purchase at Wawa before the accident police said.

Police explain that Condash had dropped a piece of candy in the road while the children were returning home. Authorities say he ran back across the roadway and was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop.

Condash was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Atkins was arrested on Monday and charged with accidents involving personal injury or death and careless driving. Atkins could still face additional charges according to authorities.

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