Community Mourns After Deadly Hit and Run

Community Mourns After Deadly Hit and Run

TIOGA, NY (18-NEWS) – Community mourns after active local family man is killed in a hit and run this past weekend.
TIOGA, NY (18-NEWS) – Community mourns after active local family man is killed in a hit and run this past weekend.

Daniel Manwaring was out for a run early Saturday morning with his wife Karen when the pair was hit by an blue Nissan SUV. The SUV then quickly fled the scene just after 6:30 am.

Manwaring was declared dead at the scene on West Whitcomb Road, police have not yet confirmed if speed was a factor in the accident. His wife Karen was sent to Wilson Hospital but released later that day with minor injuries.

Karen Manwaring works in the Tioga Central School District as a sixth-grade teacher. Daniel who owned his own company, Manwaring Trucking, spent much of his free time coaching youth sports and teaching adult Sunday school at the Owego Church of the Nazarene.

Tioga Central School District Superintendent, Scott Taylor says Manwaring was admired not only by his family, but by the school and community as a whole. 

"Very devoted to his community. Just always wanted to give, whatever he could do to help our kids here in the community. I think the kind of person many of us would like to try to emulate in our daily lives."

The driver of the car who hit the couple, 33-year-old Jason L. Townsend, of Nichols, N.Y., turned himself in hours following the accident.

He is currently in the Tioga County Jail, and the investigation is ongoing.

Manwaring leaves behind his wife and four children.

Approximately 500 community members attended a candle light vigil Saturday night at the Tioga Central football field led by Rev. Daniel Martin.

If you are interested in donating to the Manwaring family in their time of need, a friend has created an emergency fund now accepting donations. Click here to donate.

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