Woman Arrested In Deadly Hit & Run Killing 1 Teen and Injuring 2
The vehicle found that killed 1 teen and injured 2 others near Greenville has led to an arrest and felony charges.
UPDATE: The 40-year-old woman charged with 3 felonies for leaving the scene of an accident is Brandy Sue Jones who appeared in a Stanton courtroom today. Jones who is on parole tested positive for meth the day after the hit-and-run, her bond has been set a $1 million.
14-Year-Old Killed and 2 Other Teens Hospitalized By Hit-And-Run Driver
I cannot even fathom what the three families of the teenage boys who were struck by a careless hit-and-run driver have been going through these past few days and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
14-year-old Jamison Lafferty and two other teenage boys were walking down Wise Road around 9:30 pm Tuesday, August 8 when a driver hit all three boys killing Lafferty and putting the other two in the hospital.
Lafferty was pronounced dead at the scene while the other two boys were sent to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. There has been no word of the extent of the two teens injuries but as of now, they are still in the hospital.
Michigan State Police Find Vehicle of Interest
The night of the accident the Michigan State Police had a rough description of the alleged vehicle that hit the boys saying it was a dark-colored Volkswagen Jetta. The MSP got this out while all media outlets were using all their resources to spread the information.
By Thursday morning the MSP had narrowed the description of the vehicle to a dark blue or purple 1999 to 2005 VW Jetta and had announced that had identified a person of interest. Because the MSP were still continuing their investigation they continued to urge the public to provide any info they may have regarding the hit-and-run.
Michigan State Police Arrest Woman In Connection With Hit-And-Run
According to WOOD, MSP has arrested a woman they believe was involved in the hit-and-run crash that happened near Greenville killing one teen and injuring two others. The name of the 40-year-old woman charged has not been released. The woman is facing charges of failure to stop at the scene of a crash when at fault causing death and 2 counts of failure to stop at the scene of a crash resulting in impairment. The woman will be arraigned in court Friday afternoon.
If You Would Like to Help the Families of the 3 Teenage Boys
If you would like to make a donation to the families of the 3 teenage boys, Biggby Coffee at 12798 Old 14 Mile Rd NE, Greenville, MI 48838 employees will be donating all their tips this weekend and the owners will match the donation. Plus a t-shirt shop has put together a shirt you can purchase with all the proceeds going to the families of the 3 boys you can learn about here.