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Trial to begin Thursday in hit-and-run crash that killed 90-year-old woman

Posted at 2:44 PM, Oct 10, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- A jury will convene on Thursday to determine whether an Indianapolis man is guilty in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a 90-year-old woman in May.

Maurice Webster, 47, was arrested May 14 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, driving while suspended, operating with a Schedule I or II controlled substance in the body and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Police said Webster turned himself in at the Marion County Jail hours after the crash at Illinois and 24th streets that claimed the life of 90-year-old Marion Jones.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Webster’s daughter told him he needed to contact the police after he told her he had hit someone while driving.

Webster’s daughter called 911 and told them she believed her father was involved in the crash, and then arranged for a friend to transport Webster back to the scene.

Instead, according to the affidavit, Webster got out of the friend’s car on the way there and walked off.

He later told police he walked to a liquor store, bought a bottle of vodka and drank it.

Webster and his family eventually showed up at the jail approximately five hours after the crash to turn himself in.

According to the affidavit, Webster told police he had four beers and had been smoking marijuana shortly before the crash.

Investigators determined Webster’s driving privileges had been suspended following an OWI conviction in July 2008.

In August, a judge approved a motion to dismiss the driving while suspended charge against Webster.

He was scheduled to face a jury trial on the remaining counts on Thursday in Criminal Court 3.

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