Elderly Man Charged in Hit and Run

Elderly Man Charged in Hit and Run

Jackson : MS : USA | Nov 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM PST
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According to the Mississippi Link an 82 year old elderly man was initially charged with hit and run when he ran over a 10 year old boy as he went to board his bus, but now the charges have been upgraded to manslaughter after the child died. Raymond Watts, of Florence, Mississippi, surrendered himself to the police on Nov. 2, after after Henry Allen Lutrick's father televised his pleas for the motorist to come forward.

Around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lutrick who is a 5th grader at Richland Upper Elementary School, was trying to board his school bus. The bus had come to a complete stop with all lights in full flash and stop sign out, when car run over the child.

The vehicle was described as a white and silver sedan with a black bra in front, received extensive damage to the bumper or windshield and reported to have continued traveling after the accident occured. The child was taken to the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson where he was at first reported in critical condition with a fractured leg and swelling on the brain.

Tueday afternoo, The boy's father, Daniel Lutrick held a televised conference at the hospital, making a plea for the culprit who had run over his son to turn themselves in.

Watts turned himself in on Wednesday and was initially charged with aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a crime. After the child died, those charges were upgraded to manslaughter. Watts bond has been set at $1.5 million.

forstine is based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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