OHSWEKEN ‑ A hit and run on Fourth Line Road in downtown Ohsweken took the life of 32-year-old Jolene Styres of Six Nations late Thursday evening.
Charged with Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident Causing Death is 44-year-old Clinton Doolittle of Ohsweken. He is to appear in Brantford Court on December 21, 2015, to answer to the charge against him.
Investigators learned that Styres left her home sometime between 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm on foot to get a coffee. Six Nations Police received a report of a missing person at 4:03 am on Friday morning when she did not return home.
Styres body was found by police at around 4:57 am, on Fourth Line Road near the Lone Wolf coffee shop, which her father Mel Styres owned. He passed away of cancer recently.
It appeared evident that she had been hit by a vehicle, which failed to remain at the scene. Attempts made by first responders to resuscitate Styres were unsuccessful.
Friday morning, a Six Nations Resident, Clinton Doolittle, turned himself into Six Nations Police.
Doolittle is well known at Six Nations, especially in sports circles for his work as a lacrosse referee and former head of Six Nations Minor Lacrosse. He was recently released from hospital after several weeks where he almost lost his own life after a motor vehicle crash; he was not driving the vehicle at the time of that particular accident.
The community is now rallying around the Styres children and their father, in hopes of providing them with Christmas gifts during this challenging time. In a Facebook post which is making the rounds on social media, Arlene Martin wrote “We as a community have an opportunity to bless the children of Jolene Styres-Doxtater with Christmas presents. Derek [is] 9 years old. Tyson is 11. And something for Dan, her husband. If you want to give please take age appropriate gifts to their [grandma] Darlene at 1873 Chiefswood Road.”