He wrote: ‘y’all i just hit a whole guy on the highway’
This is the guy who ran over a black man and laughed that he killed "some nigger." Matthew Martin, 18, from Louisiana struck Sherell Lewis on the highway in Vernon Parish. Lewis had stopped his car on the shoulder to move debris out the way when he was hit by Martin's truck. Lewis was 31 when he died.
Screenshots of a Snapchat conversation are circulating online, which appear to show Martin laughing about the incident. A friend says: "it'll buff out," referring to Martin's dented Chevy and then asks: "The guy die on impact or what." Martin responds: "yes sir 😂 no he died otw to the hospital."
He added in another Snap: "y'all i just hit a whole guy on the highway 😭😭😭"
Martin has deleted his Facebook. We have contacted him for comment.
State Police are investigating the crash. Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft told KALB: "I am appalled at the content of the social media messages that were posted after the incident. This post is unacceptable and has no place in our society. The inflammatory words that were used were morally wrong."
#JusticeForRell has appeared in tribute to Sherell Lewis.
One of Matthew Martin's friends defended him on Instagram, saying his words "got twisted." She added: "Matthew knows he's in the wrong for using the words he did but others got taken completely out of context."