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West Orange-Cove ISD assistant coach arrested for hit-and-run

A West Orange-Cove ISD assistant coach has been arrested in the hit-and-run accident that killed a mother and child.

According to published accounts by Beaumont’s Channel 12News a jail employee confirmed Carl Broussard, 53, of Vinton, Louisiana, has been charged with two counts of accident leaving the scene.

Broussard is a former defensive coordinator at Port Neches-Groves High School, having coached under Matt Burnett.

Ava Lewis, 25, and her 6-year-old child Lamya Newhouse were struck and killed as they tried to walk across MacArthur Drive around 8 p.m. on Monday.  The driver did not stop.

Broussard, according to the Orange Police Department, turned himself in around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Broussard arrested on two counts of accident leaving the scene, a second degree felony.

Broussard is held on two $100,000 bonds for the hit-and-run charge. Additionally, he has a $404 bond and a $374 bond for two outstanding traffic warrants.

Orange County Justice of the Peace #2 Judge Derry Dunn told 12News that Broussard said in an affidavit that he heard a thud, pulled over for 15 seconds then left the scene, Channel 12 reported.