Driver in Hanover Township Hit and Run Surrenders to Police

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police in Luzerne County say the driver in a hit and run has turned himself in.

Police say a pedestrian was hit at the intersection of Oxford and Luzerne Streets in Hanover Township around 9 p.m. Saturday. The victim was seriously hurt, and the driver did not stop.

Police impounded a white Ford Mustang they believed to be the vehicle involved on Monday.

Emiliano Hernandez, 44, of Hanover Township, went to the Hanover Township police station on Monday and told police he was the driver, investigators said.

Police say the victim, Peter Mangino, 59, of Hanover Township, is in critical condition in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Hernandez was charged with a felony count of accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed and drivers required to be licensed.

He is locked up in the Luzerne County jail on $100,000 straight cash bail. A preliminary hearing is set for May 2.


  • Dana Smith

    And of course no insurance , Gotta love Ca, for supporting such a bunch of “dreamers” . So I bet we get to care for his victim for life , Nice reaction to run and not even help , probably hide his drugs and sober up – Pretty slow to be caught for a one of a kind car- His relations didn’t do the right thing either .

  • Silverfish Imperetrix

    No license either? No doubt he was drunk, too…that’s why he left the scene. Where’s the hit and run charge? Is he even here legally? These people are making a mockery of America and our laws and they’re laughing at us. Sickening.

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