The attorney for a Columbus resident says his client should not be prosecuted for leaving the scene of last week's accident that killed his 4-year-old son after the boy fell out of his van and was run over.
A Union County judge yesterday continued the 500 thousand dollar bond for 30-year-old Natividad de Jesus Hernandez, who is accused of leaving the scene without talking to authorities after the accident. Attorney Scott Culbert asked for a lower bond. He says a sheriff's deputy who responded to the accident rode with Angel Gustbabo Hernandez in an ambulance, and de Jesus Hernandez was left alone on the roadside. Culbert says dash cam video shows his client did not leave the scene.
The State Highway Patrol says de Jesus Hernandez, who is from El Salvador, is in the U.S. illegally and was stealing from a construction site. Culbert denies the theft allegation.
de Jesus Hernandez is due back in court on January 6th.