MUGSHOT: Man arrested in hit-and-run accident that killed New Caney HS football player
NEW CANEY, Texas – An arrest was made Sunday afternoon in a hit-and-run incident that killed a New Caney High School football player.
Logan Chase Foster, 23, was charged with failure to stop and render aid in an accident causing death.
Authorities said the teenager, around 17 years old, was found in a ditch filled with water early Sunday morning.
His football coach, Tony Robles, identified him at New Caney High School junior Joshua Edward Givens.
Investigators said just after midnight, a jogger called 911 and told them someone was facedown in a ditch in the 22200 block of McCleskey between Penny Road and U.S. 59.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded, drained the ditch and tried giving Givens CPR, but the teen was dead.
“It flips your stomach inside out,” Robles said.
On Sunday morning, Robles got a call from Givens' mother. “And the words she told me is, 'Coach Tony, Josh is gone.'”
Robles is more than a coach; he was a mentor for the junior at New Caney High School. “My heart sank. I couldn’t talk. I started shaking really hard,” he said.
Investigators said the working theory is that Givens was walking down the street and a vehicle, possibly driving down the wrong side of the road, ran him over and just kept driving.
"We’re glad we got the suspect. Hopefully, there is a little closure for the family. They’re devastated. Their 17-year-old child is no longer with them, and that’s sad,” Sgt. Erik Burse said.
Given's cousin, Shauntil Cox, said while the family is heartbroken, they will remember Given's kind personality and the light he brought to others around him
“It is just so apparent how many people were touched by his life and just love him so much,” Cox said.
A GoFundMe account was made to help Given's family with funeral expenses. Click here to donate.
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