Driver turns herself in after hit-and-run that killed teen in Orange Mound

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A family is in mourning their 17-year-old loved one was run over with a stolen car.

The accident happened overnight in the 1200 block of Raymond Street in Orange Mound.

Witnesses told WREG's Melissa Moon they know who was behind the wheel, having seen her driving the stolen vehicle erratically through the neighborhood for the past couple of days. On Sunday, she reportedly came around a corner, jumped the curb and hit 17-year-old Eric Johnson. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

After the incident, the driver allegedly drove the car to a nearby field and took off on foot. She turned herself in later Monday, but no charges have been filed yet, police said.

Several other people were allegedly inside the car at the time of the accident. One of them, a 15-year-old, has been detained, police said.

Johnson's older brother was at his side seconds after he was hit.

"He called my name he grabbed me and told me to hold him."

Johnson's stepmother says the person responsible lived on the street and was close to her stepson. She believes it was just a terrible accident, but she had harsh words for that driver.

"You not supposed to leave him. You know, he is over with you all everyday, how you going to leave him?"

Eric Johnson

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