Victim Hit By A Vehicle & Is Not Breathing, Medical Helicopter Requested
On Friday, November 30, 2018, at approximately 5:15 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Route 173 east of Caledonia Road in rural Boone County for a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.
Deputies arrived on the scene and discovered that a white female in her mid-twenties had been struck by a vehicle. Several people had stopped to assist including a District 3 fireman who had begun CPR on the victim. The vehicle believed to have struck the woman remained at the scene after the accident. Capron Rescue Squad, Boone County Fire District #3 and Mercy Health MD-1 attempted to revive the woman.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Route 173 when it struck the pedestrian. Several witnesses reported seeing the woman walking in the roadway wearing all dark clothing.
The female victim was transported the St. Anthony Hospital where she later died. The driver and three passengers in the vehicle were not injured.
The name of the deceased is not being released at this time. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the accident. If anyone witnessed the accident or has any information, they are asked to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867
Sources are reporting a person is laying in the roadway and is not breathing.
It happened on 173 west of Caledonia rd.
They are currently performing life saving measures on the victim. (CPR)
They are requesting a medical helicopter to the scene.
UPDATE: The victim was hit by a vehicle and is not breathing.