Washington County Sheriff Releases Sketch of Suspected Hit and Run Driver
Posted: Nov 4, 2015 6:51 PM CDT | Updated: Nov 4, 2015 7:53 PM CDT
Washington County Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of the suspect involved in the hit and run accident of a pedestrian on Mayfield Road north of Western Avenue in the Town of Polk on November 1 at 9:25 PM.
A witness reported that he observed the 79-year-old Town of Polk man walking in the area near a mailbox.
The southbound sport utility vehicle struck the man in the southbound lane of traffic. The suspect stopped his vehicle and briefly spoke with the caller while the victim remained lying in the roadway.
The suspect then got back into his car and turned the vehicle around and fled the scene at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle was last seen going back northbound on Mayfield Road and eventually turning eastbound on Sherman Road.
The witness immediately contacted 911 and began rendering assistance to the victim.
Jackson Rescue transported the victim to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in the Town of Polk where he is being treated for his injuries. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
According to the witness the suspect vehicle is a Saturn VUE (sport utility vehicle) dark blue in color. The operator is described as a white male, with a darker complexion, in his mid-twenties, 5-6/5-10 in height, thinner build, longer brown wavy hair, and was described as clean shaven. It is not known at this time if there is any damage to the suspect vehicle.
The victim was struck with the front of the vehicle and was on the hood of the car at one point.
If anyone has any information on a possible suspect you are encouraged to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (262)335-4420.