WINFIELD, W.Va. — A Putnam County man has been charged in connection with hit-and-run death on U.S. Route 35 that occurred in April, authorities said Friday.

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Lawrence Perkins

Lawrence Perkins, of Buffalo, was charged with one felony count of leaving the scene of accidents involving death or personal injury, and a misdemeanor charge of accidents involving death or personal injury.

It’s alleged the truck Perkins was driving intentionally steered into a car trying to pass him. That collision allegedly caused a vehicle being driven by Phillip Cartee, 66, of South Webster, Ohio, to go off the highway and into a utility pole. Cartee later died a short time after the collision.

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