Steam Mill Rd. hit-and-run suspect denied bond; charged with vehicular homicide

Published: Aug. 7, 2015 at 3:25 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2015 at 10:38 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - After turning himself in the law enforcement on Thursday, the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run incident appeared in recorder's court on Friday.

Edward James Law turned himself in to police, and stated he was the driver of the black Volvo that struck and killed 17-year-old Romel Dill earlier that day.

Law was cited with first degree vehicular homicide, no proof of insurance while driving, driving with a suspended license, duty to report and leaving the scene of an accident.

During his Friday recorder's court appearance, Law says he was coming from Phenix City to go visit his newborn child.

Law stated that knew his license was suspended, and claims the crash took place around 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Law also said in his interview with police that he didn't leave the roadway and that the victim must have crossed the street.

During the accident, Law said the windshield shatter scared him so he decided to drive on to his residence. He told his mom that he must have hit a mailbox. It was his mom's vehicle that he was driving. It was when he saw the news he then said he had to turn himself in.

Officials say he turned himself in after watching our report on News Leader 9.

Law was given a bond of $23,500 on the charges presented in recorder's court.

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