Woman charged in hit-and-run accident that killed man in Laurel

Woman charged in hit-and-run accident that killed man in Laurel
Deja Lindsey was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident that left a man dead on 16th Avenue Saturday night. (Source: Laurel Police Dept.)

LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - A 22-year-old woman was in court Monday on a charge in connection with a hit-and-run accident that left one person dead in Laurel.

Deja Lindsey was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident that left a man dead on 16th Avenue Saturday night.

Deja Lindsey, 22, is charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. City of Laurel...

Posted by Quametra Wilborn WDAM on Monday, June 17, 2019

Police said the accident happened just after 8:30 p.m.

Laurel police confirmed the identity of the man killed in the accident as 52-year-old Roland Taylor. Police said Taylor died from injuries sustained during the incident.

Lindsey fled the scene, according to police, and turned herself in Monday morning.

Her bond was set at $5,000.

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