Tioga County man dead in morning jog hit-and-run

By Perry Russom

Jason Townsend, 33

July 26, 2014 Updated Jul 27, 2014 at 4:19 PM EDT

Town of Tioga, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An early morning jog for a Town of Tioga couple turned into a deadly hit-and-run.

New York State Police said Daniel and Karen Manwaring were jogging along West Whitcomb Hill Road in the Town of Tioga at 6:30 Saturday morning when they were hit by a blue Nissan XTerra.

The SUV then left the scene.

Daniel Manwaring, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife Karen, 43, was transported to Wilson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

State Police arrested 33-year-old Jason Townsend, of Nichols, on Saturday as the suspect. He is charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.

Townsend's car was found a few hours after the incident on Lyle Road, the street that runs parallel to where the hit and run happened.

If you know anything about Townsend's whereabouts between Friday night and Saturday morning, you're asked to call State Police at (607)347-4440.