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Woman arrested in deadly hit and run

Curteria Leuellyn, 21, will face a judge Monday on a list of charges including vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. Curteria Leuellyn, 21, will face a judge Monday on a list of charges including vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.
Police say 19-year-old Tonisha Thompson was arrested on an unrelated warrant for theft of property under $500. Police say 19-year-old Tonisha Thompson was arrested on an unrelated warrant for theft of property under $500.

(WMC-TV) – A woman is behind bars and charged in a hit and run crash that killed a 59-year-old man from the Orange Mound community.

Curteria Leuellyn, 21, will face a judge Monday on a list of charges including vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say Leuellyn was driving a Chevrolet Malibu she borrowed from a friend Saturday night. According to officers, she was driving on Deadrick Avenue near Hugenot Street, when she ran off the road and hit 59-year-old Curtis Echols on the sidewalk.

Police say after the car hit Echols, he was dragged through a yard and back onto the street, before the driver left the scene without calling police.

Echols was pronounced dead at the scene.

Leuellyn is in court Monday and is scheduled to appear via video arraignment. She is being held on a $30,000 bond.

Police say 19-year-old Tonisha Thompson was riding with Leuellyn Saturday night. She was arrested on an unrelated warrant for theft of property under $500.

Thompson is due in court Wednesday.

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