- Associated Press - Sunday, December 25, 2016

ALVERTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a man who was struck as he was running with his dog along a western Pennsylvania road on the afternoon of Christmas Eve.

State police in Westmoreland County said 49-year-old Joseph Cummins of Mount Pleasant was struck before 2:30 p.m. Saturday in East Huntingdon Township. Police said he was taken to Frick Hospital and then flown to UPMC Presbyterian, where he died. The dog wasn’t hurt.

Police on Sunday announced the arrest of 29-year-old Matthew Ramsay of New Stanton, who was charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and other counts.

Ramsey remained in custody Sunday. Court documents indicated that he requested representation by the county public defender’s office, which didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.


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