LENEXA, Kan. - Authorities arrested a man Sunday night in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a man who was putting gas into a friend’s car.
Brock James, 26, has been charged with failure to stop in accident known death, which is a felony.
Christopher P. Randolph, 41, died at the scene of the crash on Interstate 35 and College Boulevard. Randolph’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Charlesetta Redd, was also hit by the pickup truck, but sustained only minor injuries.
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Randolph family friend Pamela Rodgers was in a Johnson County courtroom for James' first appearance Monday.
"Everybody is still in shock, everybody is still grieving," Rodgers said.
She said Randolph's family couldn't bear to see his accused killer, and they spent the day planning his funeral.
James is charged with hitting Randolph at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Officers found James' pickup truck with severe front end damage but no sign of James. Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers found him at home Sunday night.
"He knows that he hit someone and he just goes home like nothing happened?" Rodgers asked in disbelief.
Rodgers said Randolph's body was dragged and hit by even more drivers.
Highway patrol officials say the investigation is ongoing, but so far have found no evidence that any other driver hit Randolph.
James is being held on a $100,000 bond.
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