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Bel Air Police have suspect in fatal hit-and-run in custody, spokesperson says

A person suspected in a fatal hit-and-run in Bel Air is in custody, according to a spokesperson for the town and its police department, but no other details were immediately available Thursday afternoon.

Bel Air police had been seeking information about a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian on Main Street early Wednesday morning.

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Alessando “Alex” Lori, 24, of Baltimore, was crossing South Main Street between Office Street and Pennsylvania Avenue at 12:14 a.m. July 1 when he was struck and dragged by a dark-colored pickup truck, said Patti Parker, a spokesperson for the Town of Bel Air.

Witnesses told police the vehicle continued northbound on Main Street after the crash. It’s unclear how fast the pickup was traveling, Parker said.

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Lori, who had previously lived in Harford County, was found lying in the street when police arrived. He was taken to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air where he was pronounced deceased, Parker said. Lori was not using a crosswalk when he was struck, she said.

Parker said earlier Thursday that town officers and detectives had been “working nonstop since the incident reviewing video footage and interviewing witnesses.” Shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, she confirmed police had a suspect in custody, but it was “too early for other details.”

It’s unknown whether alcohol was involved in the incident, she said.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or who has information about this crash or vehicle driver is urged to contact the Bel Air Police Department at 410-638-4500.

Aegis editor S. Wayne Carter Jr. contributed to this article.

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