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.