State Police arrest man involved in Batesville fatal hit-and-run

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The Arkansas State Police has made an arrest in connection with the fatal hit and run that claimed the life of a 64-year-old woman Monday evening.

State Police arrested 50-year-old Danny Day of Cave City on Tuesday evening. Day has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury or death, which is a Class D felony.

Rita J. Brooks was found dead along the east shoulder of northbound lane of U.S.-167 halfway between Batesville and Cave City. Police believe that Brooks was attempting to move a trash receptacle near her home at 6220 North St. Louis Street.

Police say they are continuing their investigation into the crash and death.