Hit and Run Injures Two, Suspect Wanted

Two Bennington residents had reported minor injuries after they were victims of a hit and run incident on Wednesday.

Saline County Undersheriff Brent Melander tells KSAL News that at 11:30 a.m., a 2016 Jeep Patriot going north on K-143 near Watkins Road was rear-ended by a dark, dually truck pulling a trailer. The Jeep spun, went through a ditch and went across Watkins Road. The truck then fled the scene headed northbound.

The 69-year-old woman driving the Jeep and a 69-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries but were not taken to the hospital. The jeep was towed from the scene.

Alongside a witness to the accident, the victims told deputies that the truck was going too fast and was forced to make a decision between hitting southbound traffic head-on or rear-ending the Jeep.

Melander said anyone who has any information about the hit and run suspect is asked to contact the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.

Photo Courtesy of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office¬†