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Arundel police issue details on suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Anne Arundel County police said yesterday they have a more detailed description of the second car and driver they are seeking in Sunday night's fatal hit-and-run auto racing accident near Laurel.

The vehicle is a blue Acura Integra, perhaps a 1993 model, with a dent on the driver's side behind the rear wheel, police said.

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The driver is described as an African-American or dark-skinned Hispanic man estimated in his mid-20s. He may live in the Laurel area.

Police said a witness reported seeing the car stopped on Route 198 at the Brock Bridge Road traffic light before the accident, with its driver talking to the driver of a white Integra before the two vehicles began racing. Police ask that anyone with information call 410-222-8610.

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The two cars were believed to have been racing on Route 198 when the white car hit and killed Chelliah Johnson, 53, of Riverdale, while he was crossing the six-lane state highway just west of Red Clay Road, police said.

On Wednesday, police said they found and seized as evidence a damaged white Integra belonging to Richard McHale II of the 9300 block of Steeple Court in Laurel. McHale has not been charged, and the investigation is continuing.


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