By Steve Dellar   |  06-01-2018   News
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A young man named Sherell L. Lewis Jr. was picking up debris from a Louisiana highway this week when he got run over and later died of his wounds.

The incident involved an 18-year-old pickup driver who bragged about the hit and run on Snapchat afterwards, as can be seen in screenshots obtained from the social media site.

Young Mr M. Martin, of Hineston stated: “Y’all i just hit a whole guy on the highway.”

When a friend of his asked about the identity of the victim, Mr Martin wrote back: “some n—r.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sherell Lewis, a 31-year-old black man, stopped his car to remove debris on a Louisiana roadway. Then 18-year-old Matthew Martin ran him over in a pickup truck and bragged on Snapchat that he had just killed &quot;some n*gger&quot;<br><br>Terrifying. This is what it&#39;s like being black in America <a href="https://t.co/ilnEIvrlJF">pic.twitter.com/ilnEIvrlJF</a></p>&mdash; Together we rise 🙌🏾 (@Matsamon) <a href="https://twitter.com/Matsamon/status/1002281216559669248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Friend: “How did the chevy take it.”

Mr Martin: “F–ked it up pretty good lol.”

Friend: “It’ll buff out.”

Mr Martin “Yes sir,” adding a laughing emoji.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good Samaritan Sherell Lewis, a 31-year-old black man, stopped his car to remove debris on a Louisiana roadway. That&#39;s when 18-year-old Matthew Martin ran him over in a pickup truck and bragged on Snapchat that he had just killed &quot;some nigger.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/PrjRG3PEyY">https://t.co/PrjRG3PEyY</a> <a href="https://t.co/ICQKbBkJK4">pic.twitter.com/ICQKbBkJK4</a></p>&mdash; Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) <a href="https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/1002245517760516099?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Friend: “The guy die on impact or what?”

Mr Martin “No he died otw to the hospital.”

Louisiana State Police officials confirmed that they were aware of the Snapchat exchange but that their investigation was still ongoing.

Vernon Parish Sheriff Mr Sam Craft: “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. I have the utmost confidence in the Louisiana State Police and their ability to thoroughly investigate this incident.”

NAACP leaders of Louisiana meanwhile stated their outrage over the posts, posted only minutes after the accident with a 2003 Chevrolet pickup.

Lake Charles NAACP President Rev. J.L. Franklin: “It’s horrendous. Our prayers are with the family, no doubt about that. But what is most devastating is the aftermath of that. The posts.”

Source:

http://www.kplctv.com/clip/14387686/social-posts-after-pedestrian-struck-and-killed-met-with-outrage

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Fred Ward No. 27708 1527860247

A don't think this is typical of being black in America. If it was, it wouldn't be news. As far as the posting goes, would the police have located the murderer without it? Keep posting morons. Tell us all about your "accomplishments."

Amy Weinstein No. 27710 1527861593

Another piece of bullshit propaganda that will turn out to be false/fake reporting. You guys disgust me with your lies.

Merk No. 27711 1527861631

I am now waiting for M. Martin, of Hineston to go to PRISON for this horrible death of Sherell L. Lewis Jr.

Make sure you let us ALL KNOW when M. Martin is introduced to inmates. I think he has met his fate when the doors slam. Guards will be looking for him he will be missing for sure. Prisoners have their own code and I think Mr. Martin is in big trouble.

Think about it. How could anyone have such a conversation and be proud? His family must be proud. Then again if he thinks as killing this fellow is a badge of honor. His family may be the source of such hateful line of thinking.

Yes, sir walking into this institution and what YOU Mr. Martin has done. HELLO welcome to KARMA

Anonymous No. 27712 1527861959

Fred, The guy that hit the black man didn't flee the scene or it would have been a felony hit and run and completely retarded to send out social media messages with pics of his truck and the inflammatory comments.

What the guy said was appalling but it also takes a special kind of stupid to waltz around on a busy highway. The "good Samaritan" should have called the police and stayed in his car with the flashers on if afraid someone would hit the debris.

Also if the tables were turned and a black guy hit and caused the death of a white guy and subsequently posted "just killed a cracker and messed up my caddy" wouldn't even be reported. Well maybe it would have been reported but the headline would have been "dumb driver gets out of his car on busy highway and was struck and killed by a driver. The deceased family will have to pay for repairs to his truck"

Anonymous No. 27713 1527864955

Steve Dellar,

I see that

you've started typing

the way

Johnny Neptune

does.

good work

Anonymous No. 27714 1527864994

On 9/9/1999, I killed a CIA nigger on purpose with my car.

We beat the nigger because the nigger cannot understand what a random number is.

We beat the nigger because the nigger thinks the brain does timer tongues.

We beat the nigger because he thinks TempleOS is real mode.

Anonymous No. 27718 1527869772

Doing God's work, but this smells of propaganda.

Tab No. 27719 1527870062

wow… what a pos. and stupid too for bragging about it on social media.

Anonymous No. 27720 1527870145

Does Dead Nigger Storage operate in Louisiana?

Tab No. 27721 1527870360

but wait…. this article is not very well written.

did the guy stop after hitting the man or keep going? it sounds like he stopped. so the next question is: did he INTENTIONALLY run over this man?

did this happen at night?

WTF…

Anonymous No. 27729 1527877025

This sounds like a normal accident, just with the icing on the cake being the idiot spouting out on some stupid social media app. If this was a white idiot wandering the highway and killed by another white driver there would be no mention of it. Same goes for the moron that snap chattered the crazy comments. But hey we have a 1st amendment and too bad if your buthurt.

Anyone wandering around on a highway is in danger of being hit, especially if it happened at night. Those black fellas have pretty good camo for night ops.

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