Teenager charged in hit-and-run that injured local high school girl

Jahden Loren Brown. (Jail photo)
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HEWITT, Texas (KWTX) Hewitt police made an arrest over the weekend in connection with a hit-and-run that sent a Midway High School freshman to a local hospital.

Jahden Loren Brown, 17, turned himself in and was charged with accident involving injury or death, a third-degree felony, Assistant Hewitt Police Chief Tuck Sanders said Monday.

He was booked into the McLennan County Jail, but his name no longer appeared on the jail’s online roster Monday.

Brown told officers he left the scene of the accident Thursday afternoon on Panther Way near the school’s soccer fields because “people were honking their horns,” Sanders said.

The girl was clipped by a car as she walked home from class Thursday afternoon.

She was alert when she was taken to the hospital and appeared to have suffered a broken wrist and ankle, Sanders said.

The girl was the third Midway ISD student to be injured in an auto-pedestrian accident since the start of the school year.

On March 1, a Castleman Creek Elementary School girl was struck by a Midway ISD school bus as children were being dropped off in a local neighborhood.

Police said it appeared the girl was struck by the rear of the bus, but it wasn't immediately clear how or who may have been at fault.

In September, a seventh grade Midway ISD student who was on his way to an early-morning football practice suffered minor injuries when a car struck him as he crossed Hewitt Drive at the intersection with Regal Drive.