11-Year-Old Damarion Williams Killed in Hit and Run Crash

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Police still searching for accused hit and run driver after 11-year-old boy killed in auto-pedestrian crash.

11-Year-Old Damarion William Killed in Car-vs-Pedestrian Accident

Following a fatal hit and run accident on Highway 271 in Tyler on Sunday, police have identified and charged 21-year-old Josue Alejandro Prado Ramirez (of Athens) with the second-degree felony of accident involving death.

At 8:02 a.m. on June 17th, 2018, Tyler Police responded to the 9800 block of U.S. Highway 271 North after the body of a young boy was discovered lying in the highway median.

Investigators determined that the deceased child, identified as 11-year-old Damarion Williams (of Smith County), had been struck by a vehicle which had since fled the scene. Thanks to the help of a witness, police located the suspect vehicle in Athens, Texas, but have yet to locate the driver.

Josue Alejandro Prado Ramirez

SUSPECT: Josue Alejandro Prado Ramirez

Police have identified the hit and run suspect as 21-year-old Josue Alejandro Prado Ramirez, and found probable cause to secure a felony arrest warrant. Judge Jack Skeen issued the warrant for Ramirez, with a bond set at $250,000.

It’s unthinkable that someone could flee the scene of a fatal car accident—especially one involving a small child. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family at this time, and we hope that police are able to locate the suspect as soon as possible. If anyone has information that could help in the investigation, we ask that you contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.

By | 2019-06-12T16:30:12-05:00 June 18th, 2018|


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    Margo King June 30, 2018 at 8:02 am - Reply

    How can the public help? No other information is given other than a name and a photo. Doesn’t say what kind of car he was in or the color.

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      Montgomery Law June 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Margo. I believe police were hoping that someone who knows the suspect might tip them off to his current location. Fortunately, he turned has already turned himself in.

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