Emergency personnel responded to a fatal hit-and-run Thursday, November 14, at the intersection of S. Washington St. and W. Cherry St.
The initial investigation indicated that at approximately 2:42 p.m., a green Chevrolet Blazer was southbound on S. Washington St. when the vehicle allegedly struck an elderly man operating a motorized scooter on the sidewalk.
The vehicle then reportedly left the scene.
The victim, identified as Eugene Hufnagel, 82, died at the scene.
The green Blazer was later identified by the Rockport Police Department, who arrested Amanda Huff, 48, and charged her with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Huff was taken to the Spencer County Law Enforcement Center.
Toxicology results for Huff are pending.
Indiana State Police and Dale Police Department were assisted at the scene by Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Spencer County EMS, Santa Claus Police Department, Rockport Police Department, and the Spencer County Coroner’s office.
Law enforcement authorities remind everyone that suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The Dale Police Department and Indiana State Police are continuing to investigate the incident.