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Victim's Family Responds to Hit and Run Arrest
Friday, May 20, 2011

Lexington, SC (WLTX) - Lexington police say thanks to media reports of a fatal hit and run they've received tips that have resulted in an arrest.

Police have arrested 24-year-old Randall Nordan. They believe Nordan was driving the truck that hit and killed 37-year-old Hiram Miller last week. Miller was riding on a moped. Video evidence from a nearby gas station shows the truck just kept going after the accident.

News 19 was there last week after the incident as the family made a plea to the public to come forward with tips. Police say 10 to 15 calls came in that very same night which helped them piece together the crime. They tell us evidence collected at the scene of the accident matches with the vehicle.

Thursday the family was once again together in Lexington. This time they sat in on Nordan's bond hearing.

"It made my family feel more at ease and take a lot of burden and stress off my family, but we want to see justice done," said the victim's aunt Gwendolyn Miller.

Hiram Miller's 10-year-old daughter was not at the hearing, but her mother says the news brings the young girl closure.

"It meant the world to my daughter because that was her number one questions is how can this person have done this to my daddy and kept going? To give her the news 'baby we got him', that was everything to her," said the mother of Hiram's child, Omaira Ramos.

Nordan turned himself into police today, more than a week after the crime. He's charged with hit and run involving death, driving under suspension, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphenalia.

Police say he declined to make any statement to them and he didn't talk Thursday at his bond hearing either.

"It took 10 days for him to turn himself in. If he had any remorse, he would have at least said he was sorry. He or his family didn't," said Miller.

Bond is now set at $102,000 and it's just the start of a number of court appearances to come.

"This is a face he will remember. I will be here. I live five hours away, but I will be here everyday that he's in court,"http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif said Ramos.

"There's a God that sits high and low and sees everything. If the justice system don't serve us any justice then there's a higher court that will," said Hiram's sister Elizabeth Miller.

The investigation is ongoing so police are still asking for tips. If you have any information you call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Source: http://m.wltx.com/topstories/article?a=137288&f=1344

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