A Long Island man has turned himself in to face charges, following a hit and run accident that killed a 13 year old girl with Down syndrome.

Michael Elardo, 48, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and will be arraigned today.

Bryanna Soplin was killed just after midnight on Sunday morning when she was hit by a car while crossing Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown.  The vehicle kept going.  Soplin was later pronounced dead at Nassau Unversity Medical Center.

She apparently snuck out of her home without her family's knowledge.  They believe Soplin may have been trying to visit her grandfather.


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