- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - An Itta Bena man has been arrested on charges in what authorities say was a fatal hit-and-run accident.

Itta Bena Acting Police Chief Ted Washington says 31-year-old Alexias Banks was struck and killed Friday night while walking across a street. The driver of the vehicle that hit her left the scene.

Banks was pronounced dead at the scene.

Washington tells the Greenwood Commonwealth (https://bit.ly/1epTrjz ) that 20-year-old Jermaine Williams is charged with culpable negligent manslaughter leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of 20 years on both counts.

Williams is being held without bond in the Leflore County jail pending an initial court appearance.

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Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, https://www.gwcommonwealth.com

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