GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: Green Bay man charged for Ashland Ave. hit-and-run

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MONDAY 12/2/19 3:45 p.m.

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) — The Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety has identified the suspect of a hit-and-run on Saturday.

Officials say they were dispatched the area of Ashland Avenue at Cormier Road for the report of a car versus deer accident in which the car left the scene.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by WFRV Local 5, the suspect, 38-year-old Chad Scott of Green Bay called the non-emergency line saying he struck a deer and had left the scene. Scott stated he believed the deer had ran off.

When crews arrived on scene at around midnight, they reportedly found the body of 43-year-old Derrick Lyshon Murphy of Green Bay. He was pronounced dead the scene.

Officials say they went to speak to Scott’s step-son, who was reportedly a passenger at the time of the incident.

The step-son told officials “he looked up at the last second and he caught something out of the corner of his eye” and “he thought he saw an African American male.

He went on to say that Scott then hit the victim. Scott then stopped the vehicle, according to the step-son, got out, and “went to look for what they hit.”

When officials spoke with Scott, he informed them that he had smoked weed and took anti-anxiety medication hours before the incident.

Scott went on to say that, while driving on Ashland, “he all of the sudden saw something in the road and he struck it” and “that he thought it was a deer, but admitted that it could have been a person.”

The report goes on to say that Scott told officials “he was sorry about hitting a person” and “that he wanted to apologize to the family.”

Scott “stated that he promised that he did not see anyone when he stopped, and if he had he would have called 911 right away.”

Scott is now facing charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle, Homicide by Vehicle – Use of Controlled Substance, and Hit and Run Involving Death.

One Green Bay man arrested in connection with fatal pedestrian crash

SATURDAY 11/30/19 3:15 p.m.

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) — Ashwaubenon Public Safety says one Green Bay man was arrested after he hit and killed a man with his car around midnight on Saturday.

Public safety officers say they were dispatched to the area of Ashland Ave. at Cormier Rd. in Ashwaubenon for a reported car vs. deer accident where the driver left the scene.

Officers say they located the body of an adult man in the ditch on Ashland Ave. northbound, north of Cormier Rd.

Green Bay police helped find the driver of the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was a 38-year-old Green Bay man who was evaluated by the Brown County Drug Recognition Expert.

The man was then arrested for Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle. He is being held in the Brown County Jail.

The identities of both men have not yet been released.

Ashwaubenon Public Safety is asking anyone who was driving on Ashland Ave. between the hours of 11:30 Friday night and midnight and may have witnessed something, to contact them at (920) 492- 2995.

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