Cops, Courts and Fire

Man Charged For Newtown Bypass Hit-&-Run Crash


An image of the vehicle.
Credit: Newtown Township police

A hit-and-run crash has been solved due to tips from the public, according to Newtown Township police.

Police said the crash happened around 5 p.m. on June 30 on the Newtown Bypass at Lindenhurst Road.

An investigation uncovered that the striking vehicle was captured on an officer’s in-car mobile video recorder and an image was released to the public.

Tips from the public and witness statements led to police charging 19-year-old Robert Leonard Keck III, of Philadelphia. He was charged recently with accident involving damage, reckless driving, and following too closely via summons.

Editor’s Note: All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The story was compiled using information from police and public court documents.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001