Arrest in fatal hit and run

By Haley Burton

March 10, 2014 Updated Mar 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM EDT

New Milford, PA (WBNG Binghamton) A Hallstead man turned himself in Monday morning on charges stemming from a fatal hit and run in Great Bend.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested Roger James Radakovich on several charges including accidents involving death or personal injury, homicide by a vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle without insurance

The incident happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 15 on Route 11 near the Valley Lanes in the area of Lovers Lane and the state line.

Earl Lyman Youngs, 20, of Hallstead, suffered fatal injuries from the hit and run.

Witnesses reported to authorities that a silver colored SUV was observed stopped across from Youngs' body and left the scene.

A person called state police in Gibson and reported that Radakovich owned a silver Jeep Liberty, according to a news release.

Troopers responded to Radakovich's home and observed the silver Jeep Liberty with damage to the right side and a bent antenna. Police took Radakovich and the vehicle to the state police barracks.

Through investigation, state police said Radakovich was driving south in the southbound lane on Route 11 while Youngs was walking in the same lane in the same direction.

Young was struck by the Jeep Liberty's right front end and hit the hood and windshield.

The Jeep Liberty continued south and Youngs' body was thrown off the vehicle and onto the west side of the roadway where it ended up off the road.

Radakovich fled the scene of the crash.

Pennsylvania State Police have yet to release a picture of Radakovich, but report he was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.