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Driver Strikes and Injures Two in Hit-and-Run Crash in Sevierville, Tennessee

March 04, 2020

SEVIERVILLE, TN- writes that a driver struck two juveniles and then fled the scene of the crash. The 47-year-old man is now facing charges for driving without a license and fleeing the scene of an accident with injuries. The United States Immigration Customs Enforcement has now put a hold an immigration hold on the suspect.*

Immigration officers will be taking the man into custody after he leaves criminal custody. When ICE believes that a person might be guilty of charges that would make them removable from the country, the agency will place a detainer on that individual. According to reports, the driver is from Mexico and was not legally in the United States when he struck two boys with his pick-up truck.

The incident occurred in the early morning near West Main Street when a sixteen-year-old boy and a six-year-old child were crossing the road. The six-year-old was in critical condition when he was rushed to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The teen also sustained severe but non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. 

Following the collision, the driver fled the scene without attempting to render aid to the victims or to report the crash. Police later received information that led them to identify the motorist responsible. The driver later turned himself into the police. 

Hit-and-run crashes are increasing in the United States. According to the AAA, the drivers who strike a victim and then flee the scene are often drunk or driving without a proper license. The victims are often the most vulnerable people on the road, including pedestrians and cyclists. 

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