Accident

Kountze teen indicted for fatal hit and run

A Kountze teenager has been indicted for a fatal hit and run crash involving a motorcycle.

Isabella Rene Guy, 19, on Wednesday was indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury for accident involving injury or death — a second-degree felony.

Police say Guy left the scene of a crash on Sept. 7, failing to stop and render aid to 74-year-old Kenneth Weaver who died at the hospital on Sept. 10 due to his injuries.

Crpl. Matthew Cryer, with the Texas Department of Public Safety, was on patrol when he learned of the hit-and-run crash involving a Mazda car and a motorcycle on U.S. 90 eastbound at Main Lane, according to the affidavit.

When Cryer arrived on the scene, he found a Harley Davidson motorcycle off the road.

“Witnesses on scene stated they observed a red passenger car fail to yield right of way … and enter the eastbound lane of U.S. 90 and then struck the left back of the motorcycle,” Cryer said. “The motorcycle then continued to travel off of the roadway to the south and began to roll, causing the operator of the motorcycle to be ejected from the operator seat of the motorcycle.”

The driver of the red Mazda car allegedly did not stop to help Weaver, who was taken to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital before Cryer arrived.

Cryer retrieved a license plate believed to have come from the Mazda before running the plate numbers through a system in his car.

The program returned information that said the plates belonged to a 2017 Red Mazda car. Following the investigation at the scene of the crash, Cryer contacted the registered owner.

The owner claimed that he loaned the car to a friend, who ended up being a passenger in the car during the crash.

Guy was identified as the driver.

“Guy stated that she was scared and continued to drive after impact,” Cryer said. “I asked Guy to point out on the vehicle where she struck the motorcycle and Guy walked to the left front of the vehicle and pointed to the left front.”

Cryer said surveillance footage “corresponds” with Guy’s recollection. Cryer learned of Weaver’s death and requested a warrant for Guy’s arrest.

Written by Meagan Ellsworth

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