UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed in South County Hit-And-Run

A 20-year-old turned himself in to authorities Sunday evening.

UPDATE (7:10 p.m.)—Police have identified the driver involved in Sunday's alleged hit and run as Stuart James Sohovich, 20, of Edgewater, and seized his vehicle, according to a release.

Sohovich walked into the Anne Arundel County Southern Police District's headquarters Sunday evening, saying that he may be the driver involved in the earlier pedestrian crash, according to a release. Traffic investigators will consult with the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office to determine if any charges will be filed.

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Anne Arundel County police investigated a hit and run that left one man dead Sunday morning on Route 2 and Harwood Road. The unidentified man was found on the edge of the road near the intersection of Solomons Island and Harwood roads at about 7:24 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

“The vehicle fled the scene of the crash after striking the pedestrian,” according to the press release. “It appears the pedestrian was obeying the rules of the road, but was wearing dark clothing at the time he was struck.”

The vehicle involved in the hit and run was described as a 2003 Volkswagen Golf, MK4, based on evidence collected at the scene, according to the release. The vehicle should have significant damage to the passenger side, including the grille, bumper, windshield and mirror.

The identity of the pedestrian is currently under investigation, and will be released once next of kin are notified.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Michael Cox described the man as being in his late teens or early 20s.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact authorities at 410-222-8573.

Happy2BME August 14, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Mrs. Sohovich I am saddened to read about the tragic events that your family has endured recently. I know that you will protect your son but he was operating a vehicle late at night in a dark area, distracted! You made that statement in your earlier post. Your son, should have stayed at the scene and contacted law enforcement. Please keep in mind that you were not present at the scene of this fatal "hit and run" also. The term "hit and run" is not limited only to human beings. My written thoughts are not intended to cause harm but comment honestly.
cheryl w August 14, 2012 at 03:39 AM
doubt that he was still walking in the middle of the road at the time he was hit! otherwise there wouldnt be "significant damage to passenger side" .maybe he was going twenty five miles over the speed limit again :)
Happy2BME August 14, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Madison Cornwell You must look at this incident with an open mind. You have have passed blame on the deceased victim too. Nice kids do wrong things also. Yes, the deceased was wearing dark clothing but no one know why this individual was walking. Maybe, the deceased suffered a vehicle break down somewhere further along the roadway and may have been walking in search of help. The young man should have contacted law enforcement immediately considering the alleged vehicle damage being reported and waited for a patrol unit to arrive. The victim may have been alive after the collision before passing away. What was his reason for driving distracted at night?
Tee Vee August 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Around and around we go... God took a life that morning when you really think about it, not Stuart and not the young man himself. When you think about the near misses, the way it all lined up...dark road, middle of the night, dark clothes, etc. Haven't we all been distracted while driving at some point, if for a split second? Yes, we ALL have. Many people passed the victim without seeing him...in the dark and the early daylight. It's a tragic accident. You can say "what if" all day long...but no one had control over either young man's destiny in this situation. There was no intent, there was no malice. Stop blaming and start praying.
Jonathan Moynihan August 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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