The FBI reported that a woman from Michigan who is being charged in the death of a college student ran away to Thailand to avoid being prosecuted. Ben Kable, a student at Michigan State University, died on January 1 when he was hit by a car driven by Tubtim Howson in Oakland County, Michigan. This was reported by FOX 2 Detroit. At around 5:49 a.m., when the accident happened, Kable was walking down a road when he was hit.
According to an FBI criminal complaint, the woman from Michigan accused of killing a Michigan State University student in a hit-and-run last month allegedly fled to Thailand to escape being charged. Benjamin Kable, 22, of Shelby Township, was walking on Rochester Road in Oakland Township around 5:45 a.m. on January 1 when a 2016 white BMW 320i struck and killed him. According to witnesses, the car lingered in the vicinity for for a brief while before driving off. Kable, who was on holiday break and returning from college, passed away there.
Days later, authorities found the accident’s vehicle with the aid of witnesses. On the basis of ownership records and witness accounts, they named Oakland County resident Tubtim “Sue” Howson as a person of interest. According to the federal lawsuit, she had already left the country by that point.
The woman from Michigan (Howson) allegedly informed a friend that she believed she had murdered someone after the collision and that she was returning to Thailand. She apparently protested when urged to turn herself in to police, saying, “No policemen, no cops.”
The federal lawsuit claims that woman in Michigan (Howson), a Thai-American citizen of the United States, boarded an aircraft out of Detroit Metro Airport on January 3 and flew alone on a one-way ticket to Thailand. She arrived in Bangkok on January 5 after taking a few connection flights.