Now, the driver has turned himself in. 24-year-old Nicholas Colleran mowed down the 21-year-old with his Chevy Impala, and continued to drive on. Colleran waited nearly an hour to call 911 – but instead reported that his car had been stolen.
The truth soon came out when Colleran turned himself in – after police discovered the severely damaged vehicle. He stated he had concocted the story – and had hit and killed Betty Jean. Police reports state that he said he had two beers.