ROWDY — Police are searching for a white Dodge pick-up truck believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run Tuesday afternoon that has left a woman with severe injuries.
Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Bruce Fields said the incident, which occurred on Highway 476 in the Rowdy community of Perry County, was called in just after 2:30 p.m.
WYMT News reported Mary Newsome, 29, of Rowdy, was the woman involved in the accident. The Perry County Sheriff’s Department has not yet released the name of the victim.
“I talked to the female today. She advised that she was outside cleaning stuff out of the trunk of her car and her little boy got too close to the road. She went and grabbed him and then this truck come and she threw him in the yard and then that’s all she remembers,” Fields said.
Fields said the victim received severe lacerations to the head and was flown to UK hospital for treatment on Tuesday. No one else was injured.
No witnesses were present at the time of the incident, Fields said.
“The only thing that she (the victim) can advise is that it was a white vehicle, a white truck,” he added.
The driver of the truck did not stop or help to render aid; Fields said when he is found he will be facing charges of first-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident.
“We followed up on several leads yesterday due to anonymous tips. We found some trucks but they didn’t match up,” he explained.
Fields said the truck involved in the incident would have extensive damage to the front end, consistent with an accident of this nature.
“Right now, with no other witnesses or anything else to go on, we’re still running ads to see if anymore tips come in today,” he said.
Anyone with information concerning this case should call the Perry County Sheriff’s Office at (606)-439-4523.