SAN ANGELO,TX – The ASU baseball player who was involved in the fatal crash which left 3 teenagers dead has been indicted by a Tom Green County grand jury.
Benjamin Elder has been charged on three counts of accident involving death for his part in the accident that occurred on March 18th, 2021 at the intersection of Avenue N and South Bryant Boulevard.
Around 6:05 a.m., an officer with the San Angelo Police Department was running LIDAR in the area of Avenue J and South Bryant Boulevard when a silver SUV came speeding southbound on South Bryant.
The officer activated emergency lights. The SUV accelerated, ran the red light at the Avenue N intersection, and struck another vehicle. The SUV spun around and collided with a light pole which ejected the driver.
Investigators looked at video that showed the crash and the vehicle that was struck by the silver SUV, a dark colored truck, could be seen continuing westbound on Avenue N never stopping at the scene of the accident.
Two passengers in the SUV passed away as a result of the crash.
The dark colored truck with front end damage was located unattended on Loop 306, east of Knickerbocker Road. It was registered to a Benjamin James Elder with an address in California. An officer checked the ASU parking tag on the rearview mirror which also came back to Benjamin Elder with an address in San Angelo near ASU.
Elder was interviewed during which he admitted he was driving the truck that was involved and did leave the scene of the accident.
Elder was booked into the jail on 3/18/2021 and was released the next day on $30,000.00 bond.
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