A female in Michigan is thought to be responsible for a hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of a college student on the first day of the new year.
It is now believed that the woman has left the country in an attempt to circumvent facing legal action.
Tubtim “Sue” Howson, aged 57, was accused of failing to remain at the site of the fatal accident that occurred on the first of January and resulted in the death of Benjamin Kable, 22-years-old.
She was indicted in Oakland County District Court on the 2nd of February, as confirmed in a statement released by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
A complaint filed on February 6th has accused Howson of traveling to Thailand within five days after a fatal crash with the intention of evading prosecution.
Kable, a student of Michigan State University, tragically lost his life while he was on holiday break at home when he was hit by a car in the southbound lane of an Oakland Township road at around 5:45 am, according to the complaint.
Eyewitnesses reported that the driver did not stop, but continued to drive and remain in the area for a brief time before leaving in a hurry.
Kable passed away at the scene. A GoFundMe page was created to assist his family with unanticipated costs, and he was characterized as a “gentle soul” on the page.
Kable was removed from an Uber he had been riding in for reasons which remain unknown, according to his father, Michael Kable. Michael noted that the area Kable was in was not conducive to walking, as there were no sidewalks or street lights.
Therefore, Kable decided to continue on his journey back home from a New Year’s Eve party on foot.
The complaint states that Howson was traveling towards Birmingham for work when Kable was struck. Authorities have concluded that a BMW 3 Series was the vehicle responsible for the fatal collision, as car components were found at the scene of the accident.