Arrest Made in Fatal Smyth Co. Hit and Run

A 31-year old man has been charged in a fatal Smyth County hit and run.

Police say 31-year Joseph Kestner of Marion, Virginia was the driver of an old Honda that ran off the side of Riverside Road and crashed into a house Sunday morning.

The accident killed one person inside the home, 87-year old Margaret Poe. Police say Kestner ran away from the scene on foot.

He was arrested on Wednesday and charged with fatal hit-and-run, failure to report a crash, and involuntary manslaughter.