FOND DU LAC (NBC 26) — A 19-year-old charged in a hit-and-run returned to court Friday, where his case was bound over for trial.
At the preliminary hearing, the judge found probable cause for a felony.
Jatziel Encarnacion faces a single count of hit-and-run causing great bodily harm.
Prosecutors said he and at least a dozen others were drinking at a party in Kewaskum before the crash on New Year’s Eve.
Investigators said a group left the party in a car, crashed, and two people were ejected.
They said Encarnacion, driving another car, hit both people in the road, including a 19-year-old woman. Police said she was dragged for three miles and later found dead.
Detective Eric Mullenbach testified, sharing the account of a witness who said they saw the victim hit by the car.
Encarnacion’s defense attorney argued that he believed he may have just hit a speed bump.