VCSO: Man arrested for deadly hit-and-run involving his sister

VCSO: Man arrested for deadly hit-and-run involving his sister
Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 5:23 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a man after hitting his sister with a vehicle.

According to the sheriff’s office, officials responded to a medical assist when a woman was discovered to be hit by a van Thursday night.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as 62-year-old Faith Georges.

The sheriff’s office held a press conference in regard to the incident at 4 p.m. Friday.

According to the sheriff’s office, they have arrested 60-year-old Daniel Smith who happens to be Georges’ brother.

Officials say Smith stated he and Georges got into an argument just minutes before hitting her with the vehicle.

Smith told officials that while he was backing out of the driveway of the residence, he heard her scream and claimed he did not know she was behind the vehicle.

Officials say when Smith returned to the residence a few seconds later, he found Georges in the roadway where he then went to a neighbor’s house and told them to call 911.

“He is at the hospital at the present time with a medical condition unrelated to the incident,” says Robinson. “He is going to be transported to the jail.”

Authorities say Georges was transported to the hospital where she eventually died from her injuries.

Smith agreed to talk to detectives at the hospital where he indicated he was driving the vehicle.

Officials say Smith has been charged with reckless homicide and driving while suspended, causing death.

The coroner’s office says Georges’ cause of death is pending autopsy and toxicology results.

Smith is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail on no bond.