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Woman accused in fatal hit and run will not face more charges

A Bardstown mother is angry more serious charges won't be filed against a driver involved in a crash that killed her daughter months ago.

28-year-old Billie Jo Webb was walking along Ky. 144 when she was struck and killed in March.  The driver did not stop but turned herself over to state police the next day.  The driver still faces several charges, but the mother of the victim believes it is not enough.

Carolyn Hicks, mother of the victim asked, "Why didn't she stop? Now she's going to get out of all of this I don't understand."  Webb was with family and friends March 1 at some of the bars along Ky. 144 when she decided to go for a walk.  She apparently didn't make it far before she was struck and killed.

The driver, 37-year-old Carman Stevens, faces charges of leaving the scene of accident, driving on a DUI suspended license, failure to maintain insurance and failure to surrender a revoked license.

Stevens did not stop after the accident, but turned herself into state police the following day.  State police were not able to perform a breathalyzer or blood test on Stevens because of the time that had passed.  For that reason, the Meade County prosecutor told police more serious charges could not be filed. 

Hicks said, "I want her to suffer like I did. I want her to be behind bars."  Hicks blames the prosecutor for not pursuing the case and presenting it to a grand jury.  Hicks says she will continue to follow the case.  Stevens has a pretrial hearing scheduled for next month. 

Repeated calls left with Stevens' attorney and the Meade County prosecutor were also not returned.  Stevens is due in back in a Meade County on August 13th.

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