Police arrest N.Y. man for allegedly killing woman in West Philadelphia hit-and-run

Jerome Brooks, 45, of Elmira, N.Y.

Police have arrested a New York man who was allegedly behind the wheel of an SUV that struck and killed a woman during a hit-and-run in West Philadelphia Monday night.

Jerome Brooks, 45, of Elmira, N.Y.,  allegedly mowed down 52-year-old Deanna Teal as she crossed the intersection of 49th Street and Chester Avenue around 10:20 p.m.

Police said that Brooks was speeding and did not slow down or stop after hitting Teal. The SUV involved in the crash, which investigators said had heavy front-end damage, was found later that night abandoned in a rear alley  on the 4700 block of Larchwood Street.

Brooks was arrested on Tuesday and arraigned at 1:30 a.m. this morning. He  is charged with murder, DUI, involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury.


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