Woman sent to hospital after hit and run on Sunday

A local woman was sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle hit-and-run Sunday afternoon.

According to Russell Springs Police Chief Tim Pierce, 88-year-old Vonnie Popplewell was turning left into Northridge Shopping Center in Russell Springs when she was hit by a Honda Civic.

The driver of the Honda Civic left the scene, and as of Sunday evening, law enforcement said they were searching for the driver of the vehicle.

Popplewell was transported to Russell County Hospital for injuries in the accident.

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. The investigation is ongoing by Russell Springs Police.

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