Jury selection begins in trial for hit-and-run suspect

Yariel Butler is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Posted: Feb 3, 2020 1:31 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —The trial for a woman accused in a deadly Tippecanoe County hit-and-run begins with Jury selection. Yariel Butler is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

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As WLFI previously reported in August of 2018, police said Butler hit and killed two people on the side of US 52. The crash killed William "Eric" Peacock, and Kimberly McDole. A tow truck driver was also injured.

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A days-long search began for Butler after police said she drove off. Butler's trial is set to last today through Thursday.

WLFI will have updates as they become available. 

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