Manassas hit-and-run suspect took victim’s cellphone to keep him from calling for help: cops

A Manassas woman who allegedly struck and killed a 74-year-old during a hit-and-run Monday night stopped her car to take the victim’s phone and throw it away, preventing him from calling emergency services, police say.

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After the encounter, she drove off, leaving Jose Pastor Manzares alone in the street, according to police.

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Manzares died after being taken to a local hospital.

Prince William County police initially charged 23-year-old Keiry Beatriz Alvarez Contreras with felony hit and run, and driving without a license.

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On Wednesday, they said they added a charge of felony homicide and preventing the summoning of emergency services.