Troopers Investigating Hit and Run in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating a hit and run accident in Jackson county.

Authorities say around 9:00 Friday night, Melvin Henderson of Cottondale was in traveling in a wheelchair along Country Road 162 when a Dodge Ram, driven by 62 year old Dennis Crawford hit him from behind.

Henderson in the wheelchair was thrown into the ditch near the road. Crawford fled the scene, but was later identified and told authorities he was involved in an accident but did not know what he hit.

Henderson was airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries. Charges are pending the investigation.


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