Bond Set For Hit & Run Suspect
MIAMI (CBS4) – The man responsible for three deaths in a violent hit and run accident at Miami intersection early Sunday morning reportedly admitted to police that he was under the influence of alcohol and trying to get away from a police car.
Cedric Williams, 48, has been charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injury and driving with an expired license and tag. He's being held on $35,000 bond.
The accident occurred Sunday morning between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. in the intersection of NE 2nd Avenue and 82nd Street.
Robert Wissler, 25, was behind the wheel of his Honda Civic when Williams, who was allegedly driving a van at a high rate of speed, plowed into him. After the crash witnesses told police they say the driver of the van limp away into a neighborhood.
Dean Wissler, Robert's father, said his son had been on a date earlier in the night and that two of his passengers; Lindsey Ennis, 20 of Duluth, Ga., and Kayla Elizabeth Bain, of Tutnam Station, NY, were visiting South Florida. All three were killed.
The fourth person in the car, Robert Judd, 69, of North Miami Beach, who was riding in the front passenger seat, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Wissler's father was in shock Sunday night.
"I don't know what to do. My son was my best friend," Wissler said as he fought back tears. "Somebody had better do something about this hit and run crap around here."
According to Miami police, Miami-Dade police had issued an alert on Williams after he was seen driving the van recklessly earlier in the evening.
At the crash scene, Miami police found a bloody shirt and orange baseball cap.
When Miami police went to William's house, he refused to come out. Officers from Miami-Dade along with Miami police officers surrounded the home for several hours until his family members convinced Williams to surrender.
In the house Williams reportedly confessed to his mother that he did it, saying 'it happened so fast'.
During questioning by police, Williams again reportedly confessed to running a red light and slamming into the car. He allegedly told investigators he ran from the scene because he had been drinking and he knew he had been driving with a suspended license.
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