Police arrest hit-and-run suspect

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian with life threatening injuries. 

Police responded to the area of 11th Street and North Grand Avenue for the report of a hit-and-run crash. A pedestrian was struck by a white colored vehicle. 

The suspect fled the scene north on 11th Street. 

The victim was taken to HSHS Saint John's Hospital with life threatening injuries. 

Police were able to identify the suspect as 23-year-old Lonntrez Courtney of the 1800 block of East South Street. Courtney was located on Thursday. He was arrested and booked in the Sangamon County Jail. 

Courtney was arrested on preliminary charges of leaving the scene of an accident with a death or injury and leaving the scene of an accident failure to report a death or injury. 

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