UPDATE: Indictments involving a fatal hit-and-run that killed a child

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MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) A Grand Jury has returned indictments involving a fatal hit-and-run that killed a two-year-old boy on September 13th.

Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney George Sitler says a Grand Jury has returned indictments for Michael Dicker, the man believed to have been driving the vehicle involved in the incident.

The indictment brought against Dicker is leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

The Grand Jury also returned indictments for the two-year-old’s parents, for child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury and child neglect resulting in death.

Sitler says the indictments are not evidence, simply a finding of probable cause by the Grand Jury. He says this accident is a horrible tragedy for everyone involved, however, the law does require a driver to stop when there’s been an accident resulting in a death.

“Failure to abide by that duty can result in felony charges,” said Sitler. “Likewise, the law imposes a duty of the parents to take precautions when your 100 yards from a busy road way. You can’t leave a two-year-old unsupervised or under the alleged supervision of a small child.”

 

Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts

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