Suspect in Taylor hit and run turns self in

WEB UPDATE: Taylor Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said that the suspect has not made any admissions and has not admitted to being the driver of the truck. The original story begins below. 


Taylor police say a suspect sought in connection with the hit-and-run accident involving two teenagers turned himself into police Monday afternoon.

The attorney of the driver of the truck, said that the two teens injured in the crash, one seriously, were at fault. He said the moped crashed into the truck.

"That is absolutely not true," said attorney Brian Dailey. "(According to the) evidence I have seen and heard, is that the riders of the moped hit the white (truck)."

Police say they arrested the 35-year-old Taylor man after he turned himself into police on Monday. Investigators say he did not stop and left the scene

"The individual was not under the influence in any way," said Dailey.

The investigation is still ongoing but police say Austin McCumber of Dearborn Heights and Martin Jaime of Taylor, both 17, were riding on a mini-bike when they drove through a stop sign at Joan Street and collided with the pickup truck.

"The driver likely was not aware that there was an impact significant to believe it was a moped, motorcycle, car," Dailey said.

Police say Jaime has been released from the hospital but McCumber continues to fight for his life

"It is a terrible, tragic circumstance," Dailey said.

Police say the case will be turned over to the prosecutor's office for review

"He is under investigation and no charges have been brought," Dailey said.



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