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Went to J P court to Pay Traffic Ticket; Arrested on Criminally Negligent Homicide Indictment Warrant

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When Kylee Ray Morris, 32, of Quinlan, planned to set up arrangements to pay a traffic fine in Hopkins County Justice of the Peace Court, he found other arrangements waiting. Morris is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide. The charge is based on an indictment in the Eighth Judicial Court. When he called to make arrangements for the ticket, the clerk found the indictment warrant.

When Morris arrived at the JP office on Jefferson Street, Constable Norman Colyer placed him in custody and transported him to jail. The indictment is based on Morris driving at excessive speed and causing the death of Ricky Littlejohn.  The accident occurred last September near the Rains County line on State Highway 19S. where three autos were stopped at a highway construction site. The truck driven by Morris struck the auto in which Littlejohn was a passenger. The DPS investigation showed there should have been enough distance for Morris to stop at the proper speed.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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