Driver charged, pedestrian named in fatal crash in Ashwaubenon

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) - One Green Bay man is dead and another is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

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Ashwaubenon Public Safety identified the victim Monday as 43-year-old Derrick Lyshon Murphy of Green Bay.

Officers say Murphy was hit in the area of Ashland Avenue and Cormier Road at about midnight Saturday.

Officers received a phone call from a driver, now identified as 38-year-old Chad Scott, who said he hit a deer but that he'd left and believed the deer ran off.

But when officers got to the scene, they found Murphy's body in the ditch north of the intersection. An ambulance was called, but there were no signs of life.

Green Bay police interviewed Scott, who was charged Monday with Hit-and-Run resulting in death, Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Homicide by Vehicle by use of a controlled substance.

The three charges together carry up to 60 years in prison if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Murphy, a black man, was wearing dark clothing and carrying a black backpack. Headphones were also found at the scene.

The complaint says Scott's stepson said he was in the car when Murphy was hit. He told police he saw the man hit the windshield but Scott said it could have been a deer, and the stepson agreed it could have been a deer.

Scott said they stopped the car and looked around, walking 25 to 30 yards from the car. Scott also admitted he was panicking and they spent less than two minutes at the scene. They went home, where Scott told his wife there was a crash, then he called police.

Scott admitted smoking two bowls of marijuana that night, including one two hours before the crash.

In court, it was noted that Scott had no prior history with the courts. He was given a $10,000 cash bond.