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Victim: Kendrick Owens

Boy, 13, killed by hit and run drunk driver








Perpetrator: Javier Correa

Crime Description:

Suspected illegal alien arrested for hit and run death of Texas teen

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On Saturday morning, 13-year-old Kendrick Owens was walking with a friend along the road in New Caney, TX, when police say the 1998 Dodge Dakota driven by Javier Correa, 28, struck and killed him.

Correa sped away from the scene, and drove to his nearby home. A tow truck driver who saw him hit Owens, followed Correa and alerted police to his location. A few minutes later, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers arrived and took him into custody.

Correa has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, and failure to stop and render aid. He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on an immigration hold.

According to police, several drivers called 911 to report Correa’s reckless driving shortly before he hit the Keefer Crossing Middle School student.

Court records show that Correa, had a prior DWI conviction in 2005, as well as a previous conviction for assault causing bodily injury in 2000.

A funeral service for Kendrick Owens will be held on Saturday at New Caney Family Worship Center.

 



Documentation:

Victim: Kendrick Owens, 13

On March 8, 2010, Kendrick was walking with a friend along the road in New Caney, TX, when police say the 1998 Dodge Dakota driven by Javier Correa, 28, struck and killed him.

Correa sped away from the scene, and drove to his nearby home. A tow truck driver who saw him hit Owens, followed Correa and alerted police to his location. A few minutes later, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers arrived and took him into custody.

Correa has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, and failure to stop and render aid.

According to police, several drivers called 911 to report Correa’s reckless driving shortly before he hit the Keefer Crossing Middle School student.

Court records show that Correa, had a prior DWI conviction in 2005, as well as a previous conviction for assault causing bodily injury in 2000.