UPDATE: WO-S coach turns self in after fatal hit and run in Orange

Carl Broussard, Ava Nicole Lewis and Lamya Janise Newhouse

A suspect in the fatal hit and run that claimed the lives of 25-year-old Ava Nicole Lewis and her 6-year-old daughter Lamya Janise Newhouse on Nov. 2 has turned himself into police, reports Captain Cliff Hargrave with the Orange Police Department.

Police arrested Carl Broussard, 53, of Vinton, Louisiana, an assistant coach at West Orange-Stark High School, after Broussard spoke with detectives at the precinct at about 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. During the interview, Broussard reportedly confessed to driving the vehicle that struck and killed the mother and daughter on MacArthur Drive the preceding night. Broussard is currently charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, a second-degree felony.

Hargrave said dispatchers received a call at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday regarding an auto-pedestrian accident in the 2100 block of MacArthur Drive. Witnesses told police that Lewis and Newhouse were attempting to cross MacArthur Drive when they were struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on the roadway.

Broussard was being held at the Orange County Jail on $100,000 bonds on each count, totaling $200,000.

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