Texas man, 34, charged in fatal hit-and-run accident

Eric Brian Ellison

NEW CANEY, Texas (AP) - A Crosby man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident in New Caney that caused a motorcycle rider's death.

The Houston Chronicle reports that 34-year-old Eric Brian Ellison faces a felony charge of involvement in an accident that caused death.

Investigators say the suspect's SUV failed to yield the right of way when it turned into the path of 18-year-old Tamon Willis' motorcycle.

Authorities say the SUV driver left the injured victim lying on a dark road. A pickup truck driven by a third person was unable to stop before hitting Willis, who died at the scene.

Ellison was recently released from prison after completed a 15-year sentence for aggravated robbery. He was given a $500 fine and four years of probation in 2000 for auto theft.

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