New Orleans—The man accused of a hit and run accident is in police custody.
New Orleans police say 22-Year old Shawn Dejean Jr. surrendered around 9:15 Wednesday night.
The 3-year old died from injuries she sustained when she was struck by the speeding motorcycle investigators say Dejean was riding.
Asia was in the front yard of her mother's home in the 8800 block of Dinkins when the accident happened. She was watching fireworks when family members say she walked from behind two parked cars into the path of Dejean's motorcycle.
Hundreds gathered at the accident scene to memorialize Asia.
A large number of people from the biker community attended the prayer vigil to encourage the hit and run driver to surrender.
Dejean has been charged with manslaughter, reckless operation, and hit and run, according to the Orlean Parish Sheriff's office.
Sources close to Dejean told WGNO news reporter the Saint Augustine Graduate left the scene of the accident because he was afraid.
Memorial Services for Asia Williams are set for Tuesday, July 12th. Details are still pending.
Meanwhile, a memorial fund has been set up to help offset costs.
You can make a donation to the Asia Williams Memorial Fund at any Liberty Bank Branch.