Affidavit reveals name of suspect, new details of hit-and-run that killed Henderson teen
HENDERSON, Texas (KLTV) - An arrest affidavit has revealed new information regarding a hit-and-run crash that killed a teenager on Friday.
According to the affidavit, Jake Ryan Norman, 19, of Henderson, is the person responsible for driving the vehicle that struck and killed a 14-year-old riding an electric scooter at around 11 p.m. Friday. The affidavit states that, according to the testimony of witnesses, immediately following the incident, the victim was not found at the scene but in a yard in the 500 block of West Main. The victim was then pronounced dead after the arrival of EMS.
Additionally, the affidavit states that video captured by law enforcement officers prior to the crash showed Norman’s vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Henderson Police Chief Chad Taylor said the incident itself was not caught on camera, but police will be analyzing surveillance video from the area. Taylor said police have yet to formally interview the suspect.
On Saturday, Norman turned himself in to authorities. He was booked into the Rusk County Jail on a charge of accident involving death with a $95,000 bond. He has since been released.
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