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Charge against driver upgraded to manslaughter after crash victim dies

Willie Gray, 22.
Willie Gray, 22.(Big Spring Police Department)
Published: Aug. 19, 2020 at 11:02 AM CDT
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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.

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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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