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Last updated on Monday, August 26, 2013
(BEDFORD) - 20-year-old Cody Silvers, of Norman, will appear in Lawrence County Superior Court I this morning at 8:30 a.m. to face charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury and leaving the scene of an accident causing death.
The accident killed 16-year-old Kassi Lewis-Yoskovich and injured 14-year-old Noah Brown, both of Medora.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Silvers was driving a green Chevy S-10 that collided with a moped driven by Brown in the curve of George Johnson Road. Following the collision, Silvers stopped briefly and then fled the scene.
According to witnesses, Silver backed up his truck, saw the teens laying in the roadway and then fled towards Leesville.
Lawrence County Detectives secured video from a store near the accident scene showing Silvers flee the scene in a green Chevrolet S-10 that had a white hood and a diamond tool box and cooler in the back.
Detectives, who discovered pieces of rubber from the tires of Silvers' vehicle, were able to follow Silvers across U.S. 50 onto Norman Road where the trail ended about 30 feet north on Norman Road. They then located marks on the asphalt - where the vehicle was driving on the rim. Detectives followed those marks to a drive way in the 12700 block of West County Road 100 North.
Silvers was at the home and officers were given consent to search his home and outbuildings. There they found the green Chevrolet S-10 in a pole building. The white hood had been removed from the truck and was leaning against the wall.
Police say someone had removed the damaged right front passenger tire and changed it with a different one. The three other tires on the vehicle all were matching and clean, while the right passenger tire was dirty, and the rim that it was on appeared to be damaged; consistent with having been driven on asphalt.
Officers also found the cooler next to the truck, the document states.
Police questioned Silvers, who admitted that he was the driver and that when saw he had hit the teens, panicked and took off.
Silvers bonded out of jail around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after posting a $2,000 bond.
Silvers has a criminal history. On Oct. 11, 2012, Silvers was County charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor, and operating a vehicle with a Schedule I or II controlled substance, a Class C misdemeanor in Jackson County.
He pled guilty to one of the charges and the charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment was dismissed. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail.
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