The Dallas Morning News

Police: Minivan threw teen 93 feet, kept going

- Eline de Bruijn, Liz Farmer

An 18-year-old was arrested Monday in a hit-and-run that threw a Keller high school student “through the air approximat­ely 93 feet,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Matthew Hunter Wyman, a senior at Crowley High School, was booked on a charge of causing an accident involving serious bodily injury/death, Fort Worth police said.

Wyman told police that while driving his mother’s minivan on March 19, he was “uncertain what he hit and went home,” according to the affidavit.

The incident occurred in the 12100 block of Alta Vista Road in far north Fort Worth. A witness told police she saw Aaron Lancaster, 16, push the crosswalk button and walk across the street before a speeding driver hit him, according to the affidavit.

The witness told police that Aaron was thrown nearly 100 feet through the air by the impact.

He was taken to a hospital with injuries including a broken right arm, broken right leg, hairline fracture to his vertebrae, bruised right lung, broken rib and a brain injury. He was placed in a medically induced coma.

According to the latest update on a GoFundMe page, Aaron remains in a coma and will be moved to a rehabilita­tion facility soon.

The case will be filed with the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.

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