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Citizen tips lead to arrest in fatal New Year’s Eve Louisa hit-and-run

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Posted at 10:12 AM, Jan 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-02 10:13:51-05

LOUISA, Va. — A Louisa County man is behind bars after being arrested for the fatal hit and run in Louisa County on New Year’s Eve.

Corey M. Hall, age 20, of Louisa County  was arrested the next day and has been charged with Felony Hit and Run.

According to  Virginia State Police, Trooper B. J. Dibble was able to identify, locate and arrest Hall with the help of tips and leads called in by the public.

Trooper Dibble also recovered for evidence a 1994 Nissan Sentra belonging to Hall.

The victim killed was 35-year-old Jason King of Bumpass.

According to police, King was walking along  Willis Proffitt Road (Route 605) in Louisa County around 11 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit. The driver did not stop.

Lloyd Addair and Jason King

Lloyd Addair and Jason King

“Jason was not some animal that is left on the side of the road, Jason deserves better,” Lloyd Addair, one of King’s closest friends, told CBS 6. “He had a name, he was somebody. He’s a father.”

Addair had pleaded with the driver to turn himself in so that the community can have closure.

“Word of mouth goes a long way in this county, people talk,” Addair said. “I’m going to be looking. I’ve been here 28 years I’ll spend the rest of my days looking for messed up vehicles.”

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Addair said he did not know why King was walking along the side of the road although he did say King had been staying at a nearby mobile home park. Angela Pryor, who lives near the site of the crash, said the road is frequented by pedestrians despite the speed limit being nearly 50 mph.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Virginia State Police at 804-556-4115 or after hours contact State Police Dispatch at 804-553-3445.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.