Man From Bristol Township Faces DUI and Homicide Charges

A Bristol Township resident is facing serious Pennsylvania criminal charges including four felonies after fleeing the scene of a fatal pedestrian car accident on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in Philadelphia.

A Philadelphia resident was crossing West Erie Avenue at North 19th Street at 8:21 p.m. when he was struck by a car driven by Luciano Rios, 30, of Croydon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Rios drove away from the scene of the Philadelphia hit and run car accident and struck another car in the 4300 block of Clarissa Street. A passenger in that car suffered minor personal injuries. Rios’ car then hit a median and then was disabled. He then tried to flee on foot before being apprehended.

Rios is now facing involuntary manslaughter charges, as well as homicide by vehicle, homicide by vehicle while DUI and fleeing the scene of a fatal car accident.