12-Year-Old Boy Accused in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Dallas

An 82-year-old woman was murdered in a hit-and-run accident last month; a 12-year-old boy has been taken into custody and charged with murder.

Details of the Incident

Just after 11 a.m., Dallas Police reported that 82-year-old Florence Kelly’s gray Honda Accord was approaching the junction of Royal Lane and Rosser Road on November 7 when a Toyota Avalon traveling at a high rate of speed on Royal Lane collided with her vehicle, according to a report from NBCDFW.

After being transferred to a nearby hospital, Kelly passed away. A 13-year-old with serious injuries who was pinned in the front passenger seat of the Avalon was taken to the hospital.

The driver of the Avalon and several other passengers were seen fleeing the scene on video captured by a security camera on a nearby house.

On December 7, Dallas Police said that they had detained the Avalon’s driver, who was a 12-year-old child at the time of the collision.

The child’s name will not be made public due to his young age.

Donovan Kelly, Kelly’s son, said, “Some of the things we’ve heard and learned about him are beyond my comprehension. It’s really incredible.

State of Disbelief

Kelly claimed that his mother, more often known as Kristine, loved unconditionally, gave endlessly to her children and grandkids, and cared for her husband when he suffered a stroke.

The capacity to see her and communicate with her is no longer accessible, he continued, “but we have the memories and the example she created that we definitely strive to follow. There was nothing mom would not give us or do for us, and that is no longer the case.”

He said the family felt some closure after learning of the arrest on Wednesday.

“He killed a person. There are repercussions for your conduct since he took the life of an innocent person. I don’t really care how old you are. He deliberately chose to go behind the wheel of the automobile and drive it without having a license or any prior driving experience, and as a result, he crashed into our mother’s car and killed her,” according to Kelly.

The incident is still under investigation.