Teen charged with murder a year after car crash

benw@ledger-enquirer.comApril 19, 2014 

More than a year after a fatal crash in Columbus, a teen was charged with murder Friday in the death of a passenger in a fleeing stolen car, police said.

Quinton Wanya Ransom, 18, was taken into custody at his Emerson Avenue home at 2 p.m. He faces a series of charges in connection with the March 2013 death of Tyrique Huling. Ransom will be in Recorder's Court for a 9 a.m. Monday hearing.

In a report, Ransom is accused of driving a stolen vehicle when he lost control on Luna Drive, causing the death of the passenger Huling who was hurled through the sunroof.

After the crash, police said the driver left the scene on foot and failed to render aid or call an ambulance for Huling.

An investigation into the crash revealed that Ransom didn't have a valid Georgia driver's license and vehicle insurance.

In addition to the murder charge, Ransom is charged with one count each of homicide by vehicle without malice in the second degree, homicide by vehicle without malice in first degree, leaving the scene of an accident, aggressive driving, striking a fixed object, failing to report accident involving a death, failing to stop and render aid, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, reckless driving, driving too fast for conditions and theft by receiving stolen property.

Other traffic charges include no passing, having no fault insurance, no state driver's license, seat belt violation, speeding and a stop sign violation.

This article has been updated to correct the suspect's name.

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