Man wanted in the hit-and-run death of West Virginia University student captured in Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA – A man wanted in a 2020 hit-and-run by a student at West Virginia University in Philadelphia has been arrested.
According to a report from WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, the United States Marshals Service arrested Aaron Sims, 27, of Camden, NJ on Monday. The Sims had been on the run for over a year.
Police say Sims has been taken into custody in West Philadelphia and charged with the death of Chloe Robertson. The incident occurred on January 25, 2020.
Robertson was traveling in an Uber while visiting friends in the Delaware Valley, when her vehicle was hit by another car that was reportedly traveling at high speed on the Vine Street Freeway.
Investigators said Sims was driving this vehicle. He reportedly left the scene, but then reported to a state police barracks where he confessed. By this time, Robertson had been pronounced dead.
Sims was released on bail shortly after his treatment and had been on the run ever since.
Toxicology test results later determined that there was THC in Sims’ system and his blood alcohol content was double the legal limit for driving.
Sims faces several counts, including aggravated assault while impaired driving and vehicle homicide.