Man charged in deadly hit and run headed to trial

Man charged in deadly hit and run headed to trial

summary traffic citations. >>>jamie stover: a man accused of a deadly hit and run in northampton county was in court today for his preliminary hearing. wfmz's rosa duarte is live in the newsroom with more.rosa? 3 >>>rosa duarte:23-year-old collin cashau waived his hearing which means unless there's a plea deal, his case will go to trial.police say cashau not only fled the scene of the accident but never called in to report it...he now faces several charges. >>>reporter:it was a hit and run case that had authorities in northampton county working 'round the clock.last december, police say 35-year-old kyle smith was found dead along belfast road in bushkill township, near the entrance to jacobsburg state park,the driver was nowhere to be found but investigators were able to determine the make and model of the car that hit him, a bmw 3 series.after an extensive search police say they found the vehicle suspected in the crash several hours belonged to 23-year-old collin cashau of wind gap.once impounded, investigators say they found drugs and alcohol inside the car. cashau was not immediately charged but eventually turned himself in this past august. he now faces several charges including accidents involving death or personal injury, failure to report an accident to police, careless driving, possession of marijuana and use and possession of drug paraphernalia. >>>rosa duarte:the next court date has been scheduled for december 20th.the victim's family was in court today and say they're just pleased to see the case move in the newsroom, rosa duarte 69 news.

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