Following up on a KSL 5 news story reported just yesterday, the driver involved in the hit-and-run death of pedestrian Eugene Nelson has been arrested and booked for “investigation of automobile homicide” and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. William Ryan Fullmer, 21, was found at his home in Tooele after his date from the night of the accident, which was also with him at the time of the accident, called police and gave them information concerning the incident. The date cited that she, with Fullmer, had purchased and consumed some of a bottle of vodka that night before attending the Jazz game, where Fullmer drank another 6 beers. After hitting Eugene Nelson shortly after leaving the game, Fullmer exited the vehicle to see what he had hit, and upon realizing what had occurred, “panicked” and left the scene of the accident.
A Murky Situation
While at first the accident appeared to be just that, an accident, as the pedestrian Eugene Nelson was crossing the street against the traffic light, these recent allegations of driving under the influence have muddied the situation. Being that Fullmer has been booked for “investigation of automobile homicide”, according to KSL news, there is some suspicion that Fullmer may be held responsible for the death of Eugene Nelson.
If Ryan Fullmer was indeed found responsible for the death of Eugene Nelson, a drunk driving accident attorney in Utah or a wrongful death attorney would be able to help the family of the deceased recover compensation for the death of their loved one. The personal injury lawyers at the Christensen Law Firm are capable of handling such a case with dignity and tact, understanding the loss felt by members of the family at such a time as this is immense. Call us today at (801) 506-0800 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney that cares.