Deters Announced Indictment in the Death of 2-year-old Dameon Turner, Jr.

Written By: Ishton W. Morton -January 10th, 2019

Satwinder P. Singh was arrested at the BP Gas Station located at 1326 Hopple Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

Satwinder P. Singh was arrested at the BP Gas Station located at 1326 Hopple Street, Cincinnati, Ohio shortly after he crashed the vehicle he was driving and eventually killed Dameon Turner, Jr.  

It is said, after the crash, Singh stopped briefly in lanes facing oncoming traffic and then fled the scene.  

Pursuant to him been arrested on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Satwinder P. Singh for Sunday December 30th 2018 crash that killed Dameon Turner, Jr.  

Subsequently Singh whose date of birth is September 30th, 1987 was indicted on 1 count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide a Felony 1, 1 count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide a Felony 2 and 1 count of Failure to stop after an Accident which is a Felony 3. It is believed, if Singh convicted on all charges, he faces the possibility of 14 years in prison.

Accordingly, on December 30th, 2018 at approximately 3:00 P.M., Singh was operating a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck travelling westbound on Hopple Street when he drove off the right side of the road and onto the sidewalk.  

According to information received Dameon’s parents, Dameon Turner, Sr. and Brittany Hutcherson, were pushing Dameon in his stroller on route to his grandmother’s house when he was struck by Singh’s vehicle. Forthwith, Dameon was transported to University Hospital by his parents where he died of his injuries on December 31st, 2018. 

Apparently, Dameon Turner, Sr. suffered minor injuries in the crash and Brittany Hutcherson was unharmed.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

According to Deters’ Office, Singh is charged with being under the influence of multiple illegal drugs including fentanyl, cocaine and opiates.  Thusly, he was transported to University Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash and given Narcan to counteract the effects of the drugs.

However, on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 a Campbell County Kentucky court suspended Singh’s driving privileges after he was arrested in KY for driving/operating  a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. Also, the KY court ordered him not to consume any more alcohol or drugs.

Conversely, The Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac in his commentary said; “The death of 2-year-old Dameon Turner, Jr. is a tragedy that should have never happened.  Satwinder Singh’s decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive impaired devastated the Turner family and shook our community.”

The Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac

Chief Eliot Isaac continued to say; “I am enormously grateful for the diligent work of our traffic unit officers and the partnership with the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office as we move to hold Mr. Singh accountable for his actions and remind anyone who drives impaired of the life changing consequences for everyone involved.”

Lastly, Prosecutor Deters in his lamentation had this to say; “Our hearts go out to Dameon’s family and we are grateful for the work of the Cincinnati Police Department.  This case emphasizes how horrible our opiate addiction crisis is in this society and tragically it has led to the death of a beautiful little boy.”

And rightfully so, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in death of 2-year-old Dameon Turner, Jr.

 

Author: Ishton W. Morton

Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.