Teen charged in fatal hit and run found competent to stand trial

Kellisha Whitterson
Kellisha Whitterson

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A teenager accused of hitting and killing a 13-year-old boy with a car has been found competent to stand trial.

Kellisha Whitterson, 18, is accused of hitting Dayshaan Ballew in Evanston last September.

Whitterson was 17 at the time of the accident, but she is being tried as an adult. Her trial is scheduled to begin on Nov. 17.

She was found incompetent to stand trial in February after doctors said she was not ready to be tried, but the expected to her to recover. She was sent to Summit Behavioral Center.

She faces charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, failure to stop after an accident and operating a motor vehicle without a valid operator's license. She told police she was forced to drive by her passenger, who was drunk at the time.

Whitterson faces 15 years in prison if convicted.

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