Lawyer for man in hit-run crash that killed Aubrey Clark speaks

Lastevie Howard could face vehicular homicide charge

OCOEE, Fla. – The lawyer representing the Orange County man accused of hitting and killing a 10-year-old girl in Ocoee has released a statement.

Aubrey Clark was taken off life support last week after, according to investigators, Lastevie Howard's car hit her while she was riding her bike home from school.

Howard was later arrested on charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Howard's lawyer, Bruce Mount Jr., released a statement on Tuesday:

"Our hearts are saddened to hear that Aubrey Clark passed away last week. Like many others, our thoughts and prayers are with the Clark family during this very difficult time. Despite what the court of public opinion would have us believe, Mr. Howard still remains an innocent man. Thankfully, we live in a country, state, and community with constitutional checks and balances. Notwithstanding the unfounded allegations by Law Enforcement, the 9th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office is the sole entity to decide what, if any, criminal charges Mr. Howard will face here in Orange County. We are confident that after careful examination of all of the evidence collected by the Ocoee Police Department, and the additional independent
eyewitness accounts of the incident are brought to light, truth will prevail."

Ocoee police said it is possible that Howard could face vehicular homicide charges.