Indiana woman faces new charge after 2nd hit-and-run death

August 29, 2018

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A woman arrested after a deadly hit-and-run crash in northwest Indiana faces a revised charge after a second person died from their crash injuries.

Tippecanoe County prosecutors amended a charge Monday against 19-year-old Yariel Butler of Lafayette to a count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that change came after 61-year-old Kim McDole of Clarks Hill died early Monday.

Police say McDole was standing with friend Eric Peacock and a tow-truck driver near her disabled vehicle on Aug.1 when Butler struck all three of them and drove away.

Peacock died the same day, while McDole died 26 days after the crash.

Butler now faces two counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and one lesser count.


Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com

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