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Driver Arrested in Fatal King High School Hit-and-Run, Records Reveal Criminal History

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Authorities have arrested the driver responsible for a tragic hit-and-run that left one teenager dead and another in critical condition outside of King High School Tuesday afternoon. A public records search revealed that the driver had a lengthy criminal history dating back 25 years.

One Student Dead, Second Hospitalized

According to KRIS-TV, 42-year-old Elton Wayne Holmes, Jr. ran a red light at the intersection of South Staples and Mustang Trail and struck two teenagers who were crossing Staples Street in a crosswalk.

One of the girls struck by Holmes, a 16-year-old, died at the scene; the other, a 15-year-old, was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries.

Holmes fled the scene of the accident but was found by police and arrested approximately 40 minutes later. He has been charged with two counts of accident involving injury or death.

Public Records Reveal New Information About the Driver

Public records obtained by KRIS-TV show that Holmes has had a number of run-ins with the law. His criminal history dates by to 1993 and includes charges for drug possession, assault, DWI, and evading arrest.

Reports indicate that the driver lived in an apartment near the scene of the accident.

The fatal crash remains under investigation.

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