Man arrested, awaiting charges in Lee’s Summit hit-and-run investigation

| October 4, 2017
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UPDATE:  4:30 p.m. 10/5/17 – The State Prosecutor is reviewing a case against a suspect arrested for a hit and run accident yesterday in Lee’s Summit. No charges have yet been filed.

An unnamed female victim was walking alongside NE Lakewood Way, south of 40 Highway, when she was struck by a southbound vehicle, thought to have been driven by the suspect. According to Sgt. Chris Depue with Lee’s Summit police, it could be several weeks before any formal charges are filed along with identification information.

The victim is reportedly still hospitalized in stable, but serious condition with multiple fractures.  

UPDATE:  4:30 p.m. 10/4/17 – A press release from Lee’s Summit police indicates the headlight in question belongs to a Ford E-Series van, 2004-2012.  There is no information regarding color of the vehicle.

LEE’S SUMMIT — A woman has been seriously injured this morning after a hit and run in Lee’s Summit. Police are asking for any information that could lead to the apprehension of the perpetrator.

Location of the hit and run. Photo courtesy of the Lees Summit Police Department

According to a news release from the Lee’s Summit Police Department, an unnamed female victim was walking alongside NE Lakewood Way, south of 40 Highway, between 6:50  and 7:20 this morning when she was struck by a southbound vehicle.

The victim was thrown to the shoulder and was found by a passing motorist and has been transported to an area hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.

A broken headlight and fragments were recovered from the scene of the crash. Investigators are working to figure out what type of vehicle was used, but have not released that information.

Broken headlight from the hit and run. Photo courtesy of the Lees Summit Police Department

Anyone who may have information about the hit and run is urged to call the Lee’s Summit Traffic Unit at 816-969-1770.

 

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