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Jones County man accused of deadly hit-and-run appears in court

By Ontario Richardson – bio | email 

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The driver of a vehicle which allegedly struck and killed a Jones County 5-year-old boy made his first appearance in court Monday.

Dominic Gebben, 23, allegedly got impatient while waiting in traffic behind a school bus and drove around the vehicle as Nathan Key was crossing the road.

 

Gebben then allegedly attempted to escape the scene but was later arrested when witnesses led authorities to him.

 

The boy was rushed to South Central Regional Medical center where he was pronounced dead.

 

"Now, there were three of them," said Andy Key, the boy's father. "Two of them had already crossed ahead of Mr. Gebben's vehicle, and the 5-year-old crossed in behind his brother and sister, and at that time was struck."

 

Gebben was arrested and charged with culpable manslaughter as well as leaving the scene of an accident. Gebben remains in Jones County Jail on $1 million cash bond.

 

The funeral service for Nathan Key was held at 2 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home.

 

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