Charge against driver upgraded to manslaughter after crash victim dies
BIG SPRING, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: The victim in Tuesday night’s crash has died, according to the Big Spring Police Department.
Police have identified the victim as 61-year-old John Randall Lewis.
The charge filed against Gray has now been upgraded to Manslaughter.
Police have arrested a suspect who they say hit a man on a scooter on Tuesday night.
Willie Gray, 22, has been charged with Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death, a third-degree felony.
According to the Big Spring Police Department, their officers were called to the 3100 block of West Highway 80 at 7:38 p.m. for a report of an accident.
When police arrived at the scene, they found a 61-year-old man had been hit by a vehicle.
The victim was riding a motorized scooter at the time of the accident. The victim was taken to Scenic Mountain Medical Center and was later transferred to a hospital in Lubbock for his injuries.
Later that night, police were called to the Big Spring Law Enforcement Center where a man, identified as Gray, said he was the driver involved in the accident.
Gray was then charged and arrested.
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