4 Charged In Seekonk Teen’s Hit & Run Death

TAUNTON (AP) — A Rhode Island woman and three of the victim’s friends are out on bail after pleading not guilty to charges stemming from the hit-and-run death of a top student and star athlete from Seekonk High School.

Eighteen-year-old Jacob Mayo was struck on Dec. 17 on Interstate 195.

Twenty-year-old Katelynn Johnson of Warren, R.I. was arraigned Friday in Taunton District Court, charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports.

Nathan Dias, Jason McInerney and Michael Poland, all 17 and all of Seekonk, faced charges including trespassing and throwing an object onto a state highway.

Authorities allege they and Mayo were throwing wood onto the highway, which Johnson struck, before striking Mayo standing in the right travel lane.

WBZ News Radio’s Mark Katic reports.

Johnson said she thought she had hit some sticks on the road.

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