17-year-old turns himself in after deadly hit-and-run

VIDEO: 17-year-old turns himself in after fatal hit and run

STRATFORD, Texas (KFDA) - A 17-year-old turned himself in after a recent deadly hit-and-run crash in Sherman County.

On Sept. 9, Cody Lane Rinne of Stratford turned himself in to the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office.

He was arrested on two warrants issued by the 69th District Court in connection to the death of Lauro Escobar of Sunray.

Rinne faces felony charges of failure to stop to render aid and tampering with evidence in connection with the crash that left Lauro Escobar dead.

The crash happened on July 35, when officials say Escobar parked his Dodge Ram on the northbound shoulder of 287. He was attempting to change a flat tire when a car failed to maintain a single lane and hit him.

He died at the scene.

The case has been turned over to the district attorney’s office in Dumas.

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