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Arrest made in fatal New Year's Day hit-and-run

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WCBU

A Hanna City man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a fatal New Year's Day hit-and-run incident.

Daniel Dotzert, 46, was identified as a suspect in the death of Caleb Charlson, who was found dead in the 7600 block of West Plank Road after being struck by a vehicle.

Dotzert and the suspect vehicle in the crash were found at Dotzert's house following a CrimeStoppers tip. He was taken into custody without incident for leaving the scene of an accident involving death or personal injury.

Dotzert remains in the Peoria County Jail. The Peoria County State's Attorney's Office is reviewing the case for potential additional charges.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.