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Man charged with leaving the scene of fatality crash

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Durant Police arrested a man they said left the scene of a crash where one person later died.

Thirty-year-old Casey Drew Sallee was charged Tuesday with felony leaving the scene of a fatality accident that caused the death of Cricket Sims, who was a passenger in a car driven by Sallee.

According to police, Sallee was driving a 2003 Honda at approximately 3:55 p.m. when he was involved in a collision at the West Alabama Street and South 12th Avenue intersection. Authorities said Sallee was traveling at a high rate of speed and that he ran the stop sign.

Durant firefighters assisted Bryan County EMS with placing Sims on a stretcher and taking her to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Sallee fled on foot and was captured later and booked into the Bryan County Jail.

Additional details on the crash were not available because a police report and investigation had not been completed.

Sallee had his initial court appearance Tuesday via video from the Bryan County Jail. His bond was set at $25,000 on a recommendation from the district attorney’s office and he has a preliminary hearing conference set Feb. 14.

According to court records, Sallee has prior felony convictions for drug possession, second-degree burglary and false declaration of ownership in pawn.

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