CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man has been charged in a Jan. 6 incident in which a pickup truck went off River Road near Shepherdstown and into the Potomac River, resulting in the drowning of a passenger, police said.
Kevin David Phelps, the driver of the truck who allegedly fled the scene, was arrested Friday and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.
Phelps, 30, of 767 Duncan Road, is free on $50,000 bond.
Phelps and three other people were riding in a Ford F-350 pickup truck that was traveling East on River Road east of Shepherdstown in the area of Knott Island, police and rescue officials said.
After reaching the Potomac River outside of Shepherdstown, River Road parallels the river. Past Trough Road, River Road turns away from the river at Knott Island.