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Fatal hit-and-run suspect out on bail, raising questions

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The loved ones of a woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash last month in Fort Wayne are angry that the man who was allegedly behind the wheel is able to roam free while awaiting trial.

“How is someone who tried to evade authorities… allowed to make bail?” asks Alejandro Rodriguez, talking to our Partners in News at ABC 21. “This man hit my friend. She rolled on his hood, he braked, she rolled off. And you know what? He should have just stopped. Obviously, he didn’t. Instead of just going around her body, he proceeded to run her over, killing her instantly.”

52-year-old Samuel Lovellette has a long history of traffic infractions and is accused of the fatal crash that happened on August 25th.

Court documents say Lovellette even had his hood replaced after hitting and killing 21-year-old Keilan Moreira before he was arrested last week.

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Courtney Knisley September 21, 2021 at 2:24 pm

I know first hand that this idiot took the time to swap out his damaged hood with a hood without damage, and of a different color. Fort Wayne government must start concentrating on the important things here instead of worrying about what “pretty” art piece goes in the middle of a roundabout or how to make the downtown area more eye catching.

Tom Henry September 21, 2021 at 9:09 pm

The Judge needs to explain this one…..

How many charges does this guy have just from this?…just a guess, but at least a Habitual offender, hit & run, leaving the sceen resulting in death, evading police, destroying evidence, 3rd degree murder (driving back over her)….


The City and that Judge better hope this guy doesnt do anything else while he’s free on bond…..

LOS September 22, 2021 at 9:10 am

Who is the judge in this case ?

Bullwinkle September 23, 2021 at 3:22 pm

That would require a strong accurate news format. Better to look elsewhere.


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