Teenager faces charges in St. Joseph County following fatal hit-and-run

Joshua Anglemyer appeared in court Thursday, May 15, where he was waived to adult court.

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.

A teenager charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash appeared in court Thursday, May 15, where he found out when he would go to trial in adult court.

Joshua Anglemyer, who turned 18 about a month after the incident, was charged with failure to stop after a serious injury resulting in death, The Elkhart Truth’s news partner WNDU reported. The incident occurred along S.R. 933 near Auten on March 24.

Anglemyer, of Niles, Mich., is accused of hitting and killing David Fordyce, 49, who was trying to direct traffic away from Michael Marks, a pedestrian who had been hit by a car. The driver who hit Marks stopped to check on him.

WSBT reported Anglemyer went home following the incident, and police found him based on a tip from the public. His attorney has argued that Anglemyer’s ADHD caused him to act impulsively and not consider the consequences of his actions, WSBT reported.

Anglemyer thought he may have hit a dog or a shopping cart based on a cloud of white fluff that flew into the air; however, police say this was from the inside of Fordyce’s down jacket, WSBT reported.

Anglemyer was waived to adult court on Thursday and is expected to be back in court Aug. 25 for his record date and on Sept. 8 for his trial. 

Visit WNDU and WSBT for more on the story.

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