By Ralph Iannotti

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — The driver of a car involved in a serious hit-and-run accident last month has surrendered to authorities.

Ross Township Police Detective Brian Kohlhepp says the suspect is 21-year-old Matthew Staub, who faces charges including aggravated assault, reckless driving and tampering with evidence.

Kohlhepp told KDKA-TV Staub was behind the wheel of his girlfriend’s car, a Pontiac Grand AM, the night of the mishap on Dec. 14, 2010 when he struck Mary Ann Hussar.

She was critically injured while taking out the garbage on Hillendale Road. Staub lives on Hillendale Road and so does Hussar.

Police said Staub’s girlfriend is cooperating with the investigation. The victim’s husband, Daniel Hussar, told KDKA-TV that today felt like Christmas because police have named a suspect who nearly killed his wife.

Daniel Hussar said he wanted to publicly thank police for “doing a hell of a job with the investigation.” His wife is now out of the hospital and is expected to be in rehabilitation for several months.

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