14-year-old charged in deadly Lexington hit-and-run

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A teenager has been charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision that happened in downtown Lexington last week.

On Friday, March 5, Lexington Police charged a 14-year-old boy with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, no operator’s license, and possession of marijuana.

The investigation found that the 14-year-old was driving a stolen Chevrolet Cruze when it hit 59-year-old Donna Purcell on Saturday, Feb. 27 as she was walking in a crosswalk on South Broadway. The suspect fled the scene in the car, which was found the next day.

The teen also faces charges of receiving stolen property and theft – receipt of a stolen credit card in connection with this case.

Police did not release the suspect’s name because he is a minor.

The suspect is in the Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

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