Police have upgraded criminal charges to first-degree vehicular homicide against an Augusta man whose vehicle hit a child boarding a school bus on Dec. 9.
Jaidyn Williams, an 8-year-old student at Sue Reynolds Elementary, died Thursday as a result of his injuries.
Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies said Scott Hancock, 20, was driving west in a minivan in the 3800 block of Belair Road about 7 a.m. when he failed to stop for the child, who was crossing the westbound lanes to board the bus.
An investigation revealed the school bus was using the proper visual caution signs and lights at the time of the accident.
Hancock was booked into Richmond County jail on charges of reckless driving, passing a school bus while loading or unloading and serious injury by vehicle. Hancock remains in custody.