Governor Signs Hit-and-Run Law

Friday Justin McWilliams’ loved ones got their wish. They hugged and shed a few tears after Gov. Jeb Bush signed the Justice for Justin Act, which requires motorists to offer aid after crashes on private property and increases penalties for causing a fatal crash.

Jamie McWilliams, mother, said, "It’s been a heartbreaking journey to relive what happened to Justin, but at the same time it’s cleansing to tell our story and hopefully now the governor and 160 lawmakers agree that this law needed to be changed. We’re very excited.”

The 20-year-old was killed in 2002 by a motorist who fled the scene. A judge dismissed charges because the crash occurred on private property that was fenced and locked.


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