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Arrest in Hit and Run Fatality of Priest

(South Bend, IN) - A South Bend man, Shad Jeffrey, has been taken into custody in connection to a hit-and-run collision that killed a local retired priest riding a bicycle.


Father Jan Klimczyk, a retired priest-in-residence at Holy Family Parish in South Bend, was killed in the Monday night collision about a mile from the church.


Police said the driver fled the scene before officers arrived. Jeffrey, 47, is charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash.


The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office is expected to release more details about his charges.


On his Facebook page, Jeffrey lists himself as the owner of South Bend Transport, LLC.

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