Burlington Man Cited In Hit-And-Run

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Police in Burlington say a driver has turned himself in connection with a hit-and-run that seriously injured a pedestrian two weeks ago.

Police say 54-year-old Lionel Persinger of Burlington came to the police station on Dec. 22 and said he may have been the person who ran over 55-year-old Donna Wixson with his pickup truck on the night of Dec. 18.

Deputy Police Chief Andi Higbee told the Burlington Free Press that Persinger read the news online and felt that he may have been the operator involved.

Higbee said Persinger described being in area of Church and Maple streets and recalled his tires rolling over an obstacle in the roadway. Police say Persinger’s vehicle matches the description of the truck involved in the crash.

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