A white teenager struck a black man in Louisiana-then used the N-word to joke about it on Snapchat-won’t be charged with any crime

Vernon Parish, Louisiana (PPN)-Louisiana State Police said in a statement on Facebook Thursday that “a very thorough and comprehensive investigation into the crash” showed driver Matthew Martin was not violating any traffic laws or using his cell phone when he hit Sherell Lewis Jr. with his vehicle.

“Martin was operating his vehicle at the posted speed limit of 55 mph, prior to the crash, and decreased his speed as he approached Lewis Jr.’s location in the roadway,” the State Police statement reads. “As Martin was nearing the scene, he switched his vehicle from the right lane to the left lane. As Lewis Jr. entered the right lane, he altered his direction of travel and began walking back towards the grass median. This action placed him in the direct path of the 2003 Chevrolet pickup.

“Injuries Lewis Jr. sustained and the front bumper damage to the Chevrolet helped to confirm the direction Lewis Jr. was walking when the collision occurred.”

The below image is the screen shot of Matthew Martin description of the incident via Snap Chat.

You can see in the text that he describes, Sherell Lewis Jr, as “some nigger”.


Motorist Matthew M. Martin took to Snapchat after the incident.

Social media are asking for further forensic evidence and a toxicology report on Martin.

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