A York County man serving a 15-year prison sentence for running over and killing a pedestrian five years ago has died in prison, according to the Maine Department of Corrections.

William George Photo courtesy Maine Department of Corrections

William George, 46, of Limerick died Wednesday morning at the Mountain View Correctional Center in Charleston, said Anna Black, spokesperson for the state. No cause of death was given.

Both the Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Office of the State Medical Examiner were notified of the death, which is standard procedure.

George was arrested in July 2016 in connection with a hit-and-run crash on July 4, 2016, on Route 11 in Limerick. Investigators said George struck and killed 47-year-old John Mullin of Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Black said George was sentenced in 2017 to serve a 15-year sentence on a manslaughter charge, with all but seven years suspended.

George’s vehicle jumped over a curb before striking Mullin, who was on the sidewalk. George fled the scene.

Police said the car George was driving belonged to someone else and that he didn’t have permission to use it.

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