A 47-year-old Massachusetts man died Monday evening from severe injuries he suffered when he was struck earlier in the day by a hit-and-run driver in Limerick, the York County Sheriff’s Office said.

John Mullin of Wilmington, Massachusetts, was walking on the sidewalk near Dollar General on Washington Street – Route 11 – about noon when a car rolled onto the sidewalk and hit him, witnesses told the sheriff’s office. He was unconscious when deputies arrived.

A rescue crew took Mullin, who was vacationing at a house on Pickerel Pond, to Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, and from there he was transferred by helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

York County Sheriff William L. King Jr. announced Monday night that Mullin had died.

Deputies took William George, 41, of Limerick into custody after he walked to the scene of the incident and told officers that he had hit the pedestrian and left the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

George had been driving a car that belongs to someone else, and the sheriff’s office said it was told George did not have permission to use it. Deputies found the car in back of a house near the scene of the crash.

Crime scene specialists from the York and Cumberland county sheriff’s offices are reconstructing the incident. King said charges are anticipated.

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