Coventry police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

William Fallon and his pickup truck (Photos: Coventry Police Department)

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — A Coventry man has been charged with hitting a teenager with his plow truck and driving off without stopping to help.

According to town police, William Fallon was placed under arrest late Wednesday night in connection with the fatal hit-and-run.

Police allege Fallon was driving his plow-equipped pickup truck on Arnold Road in the early morning hours of Feb. 13 when he struck 19-year-old Matthew O’Gara.

O’Gara later died from his injuries at the hospital.

Police on Tuesday released surveillance video of the truck, hoping it would help track down the driver.

Fallon, 34, of Town Farm Road, was arraigned Thursday on a charge of duty to stop in an accident resulting in death. The judge ordered him held on $20,000 surety bail.

Coventry police thanked the public for their tips and information pertaining to the case.