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Charges filed in hit-and-run that killed man in Kenhorst

Toy Powell being sought by Reading police

KENHORST, Pa. - A Reading man is being sought as the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Berks County late last year.

Toy Powell is facing charges that include accidents involving death or personal injury and careless driving, according to court documents released Thursday.

Powell, 41, was behind the wheel of a car that hit Mark Holland in the 1000 block of New Holland Road in Kenhorst on December 11, 2016, police said.

The next day, police said they found the striking vehicle -- a black 2006 Infiniti -- behind the 500 block of Pike Street. An investigation revealed that Powell bought the car on November 26.

Powell was last known to live in an apartment in the 300 block of North Ninth Street in Reading. Anyone who knows of his current whereabouts can contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913. A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Reading police have been handling the investigation because they are contracted by Kenhorst to provide law enforcement services for the borough.


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