Belton teen dies on 13th birthday in hit and run accident, Man charged
Friday night, South Belton Middle School student Richard Snyder was riding his bicycle near the 7-Eleven at 2701 Interstate 35 Frontage Road in Belton when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by 61-year-old Ronal Norwood.
Our news partner, KWTX, reports that Norwood fled the scene. Assuming he didn't want this on his conscience, he reportedly turned himself into authorities Saturday.
Early Sunday morning, which would have been his 13th birthday, Richard Snyder died at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple as a result of injuries he sustained from the accident.
Norwood's Chevy pickup has been impounded by police as they investigate the incident. Authorities say alcohol does not appear to have been a factor.
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