ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man denied striking a woman with his car even though part of her severed body was found on the passenger-side floor of his crumpled vehicle.

Thirty-three-year-old Jose Antonio Santiago is charged with causing an accident involving death or injury in Sunday's hit-and-run near Allentown.

State police say 62-year-old Anna Lewis was hit so hard that her body was cut in half. Her sister was also injured.

Police found Santiago's heavily damaged car about 90 minutes after the crash and Santiago two hours later. Pieces of his car were found at the accident scene.

Police say Santiago admitted driving a friend home from a bar that night after having a few drinks but denied hitting anyone.

He told them, "If I did, I would have stopped."