Fort Smith police have arrested a motorist they say struck and killed a man who was walking on Towson Avenue on Sunday.
Jeremy William Casey was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an injury accident. He remained Tuesday night in the Sebastian County Detention Center on $15,000 bond, according to the Fort Smith Police Department.
Police said 48-year-old Richard Charles Cox was struck by Casey’s vehicle while he was walking in the 3000 block of Towson Avenue. Cox suffered fatal injuries and was dead by the time officers arrived at the scene, according to Fort Smith police.
A preliminary investigation showed Cox was walking northbound on Towson Avenue and was struck near the intersection with Boston Street, on the east side of the street, police said. A debris pattern left behind indicated Casey’s vehicle then fled north from the scene, police said.
Detectives received information Monday that Casey was driving the car that collided with Cox. After interviewing Casey, police obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect.