Livesay Jailed For Deadly Hit & Run - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/9/08

Livesay Jailed For Deadly Hit & Run

Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office
John David Elam John David Elam

Late Tuesday night, authorities booked 21-year-old Cameron Livesay into the Lubbock County Jail charged in a deadly hit and run.  

A 10-day investigation led Lubbock Police to Livesay who is s charged with failure to stop and render aid for the accident that killed 31-year-old John David Elam. Police say Elam was walking near 13th and Quaker around 2:30 a.m. on August 30th when someone hit him and fled the scene. Elam died five days later at University Medical Center.

Jailers booked Livesay into the jail around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.  By 10 p.m. he was still in the jail, but deputies told us he was in the process of bonding out.

Elam's friends tell us they're relieved police found a suspect.  "Everybody has been waiting, and now we found him, and hopefully John can rest in peace, and we can rest in peace," Amanda Howard said. 

Howard was Elam's roommate. She says it's been hard living without him, and not knowing who is responsible for the accident that took his life.  "I'm used to him coming in and out and being there with me, and you know, it's just really hard because I still expect him to walk in the door and he doesn't, but I know that he's here with me and that's all that matters," Howard said. 

Howard tells us that Elam's family called her from Alabama Tuesday, letting her know authorities identified a suspect. While she's relieved, Howard says she's also angry.  "I am very angry, and I just wish that he would have stopped and helped. I just hope that he pays for what he did, and that he remembers it for the rest of his life," Howard said. 

Livesay could face additional charges. The arrest warrant states investigators found his truck, the truck they believe hit Elam, at a local body shop on Friday. The warrant states Livesay was trying to have the damage fixed, and the warrant says that could be considered tampering with or fabricating evidence. 

We will let folks know if more charges are filed.  Meanwhile, Howard tells NewsChannel 11 Elam's family will lay him to rest Wednesday in his hometown in Alabama.

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