Deputies continue to investigate a hit-skip crash that occurred Wednesday evening near Quincy, where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle, and have released additional information about the incident.
Deputies responded to a 911 call about 8:30 p.m. regarding a pedestrian who had been struck by a maroon four-door sedan in the area of the pedestrian’s residence, 10652 T.R. 71.
Upon arrival, deputies met with the victim, Michael Samples, 31, who stated he had been inside his residence and observed the maroon vehicle drive through his front yard. He said he then ran outside to try to prevent the vehicle from leaving, and yelled at the male driver to “stop.”
Samples said the driver “floored” the accelerator of the vehicle and struck Samples with the front of the vehicle. The suspect then reportedly sped away at high speeds, heading westbound toward Quincy and ran through the stop sign at Township Road 66.
Samples reported minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene. Another witness also wrote a statement for deputies about the incident as well.
Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. The driver was described as a white male between the ages of 18 and 30. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (937) 592-5731.
2 transported from U.S. 33 crash
Driver Cayde S. Neeley, 20, of Russells Point, and his passenger, Mercedes L. Smith, 19, of Russells Point, each were transported by Huntsville EMS to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in a crash Wednesday evening.
Deputies report Robert A. Davis, 22, of Forest, was operating an eastbound 2001 Chevrolet Silverado about 6:20 p.m. and stopped in the median of U.S. Route 33 at County Road 37.
He pulled across the westbound lanes, failing to yield to a northwestbound 2005 Acura TL operated by Neeley. The Davis vehicle was struck in the passenger side by the Neeley vehicle.
Davis did not report any injuries, and was cited for failure to yield at an intersection.
Damage was heavy to both vehicles, which were towed from the scene. All occupants were wearing their seat belts.