Services set for boy killed in hit and run - - Jackson, MS

Services set for boy killed in hit and run

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Ray Echols Ray Echols
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Services for Ray Echols are scheduled Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at New Galilean Chapel on Flag Chapel Road. His interment will be at Autumn Woods Cemetery.

The child was struck and killed as he rode his bicycle on Watkins Drive last Thursday night about 8:30 a.m.

The driver of the pick-up truck that hit Echols fled but turned himself at Jackson Police headquarters Saturday morning.

George Newell, Jr., 40,  is being held at the Raymond Detention Center. He is expected to have his initial appearance in court Monday or Tuesday, depending on the court's case load.

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