Marine Arrested In Deadly Hit & Run

Jacksonville police have made an arrest in last week's deadly hit & run accident.

Corporal Joseph Kirkland, Jr. is charged with involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run, careless and reckless driving, and exceeding the posted speed limit.

The 22-year-old Kirkland is assigned to CLR-27 Loading Support Company at Camp Lejeune.

Kirkland is accused of striking Barbara Elwell on Highway 17 near the Highway 24 overpass. Police say they have seized his vehicle in Winder, Georgia and are working with Georgia authorities along with Navy investigators.

Kirkland is in the Onslow County jail on a $155,000 bond.


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