Rhode Island State Police arrested Jeremy Filippo of Voluntown at 3 p.m. Sunday at their Hope Valley barracks. He is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, death resulting, and was released on bail after being arraigned before a justice of the peace.
Troopers said Filippo was driving west on Route 165 in Exeter near Kings Crossing when he struck 20-year-old Christian Costigan of Exeter a few minutes before 10 p.m. Friday. Costigan was walking on the shoulder with a friend when he was hit.
Filippo, 26, allegedly fled the scene west towards Connecticut. Costigan died at Kent County Hospital.
Costigan was a CCRI student studying music and hoped to sing in the college chorus in the fall, according to CCRI staff.
The community at CCRI are now mourning his sudden, and tragic death.