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Charges filed against driver accused in ATV hit-and-run

Matthew Ryan Austin is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and homicide by vehicle. (Source: LCSO) Matthew Ryan Austin is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and homicide by vehicle. (Source: LCSO)
Susan Ivey was found dead at the scene of the crash in March. (Source: WAFF file) Susan Ivey was found dead at the scene of the crash in March. (Source: WAFF file)
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Authorities have filed charges in a fatal hit-and-run involving an all-terrain vehicle that happened in March.

District Attorney Chris Connolly said state troopers were able to track down the driver of the ATV, who they said left the scene.

Matthew Ryan Austin is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and homicide by vehicle. He is in the Lauderdale County Jail.

Authorities believe Austin was driving the SUV that hit a woman in the Central community on March 20.

Investigators said Susan Ivey was riding on the back of a three-wheel ATV when she fell off and was hit by an SUV.

First responders found Ivey dead at the scene.

A preliminary hearing for Austin as been set for Oct. 1.

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