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Lehighton resident charged in hit and run accident

Published On: Jul 01 2013 08:52:47 PM EDT

Mahoning Township police say they have arrested a driver who fled the scene of an accident on Sunday.

Police arrested Tyler Recica, 23, of Lehighton, after locating his vehicle on Stedman Avenue several hours after the accident. Officials said Recica's SUV struck a utility pole on Mahoning Drive West, shearing the pole in half. Recica fled from the scene and failed to report the accident, according to police.

Police charged Recica with careless driving and related charges.