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Four-year-old Columbia, KY child victim of alleged hit-and-Run

Columbia Police charge 39-year-old Adair County man after 4 year old child was struck by vehicle by vehicle on Harvey Street, Columbia, KY. Child transported to TJ Health/Columbia, KY.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Jason Cross, Chief

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Columbia Police Officers Josh Brockman and Sgt. Tracy McCarol were dispatched to Harvey Street along with Adair County EMS to a reported vehicle versus pedestrian. Upon arrival it was found that a child 4 years of age was playing in the driveway in view of family and had gone out to the edge of roadway when he was struck by a vehicle.

According to witnesses, the vehicle stopped, then fled. Officers were able to get a good description of vehicle from witnesses along with additional identifying information of operator.

CPD officers located a vehicle matching description given to them along with additional evidence.

As a result 39 year old Rogaciano Hernandez Landa was charged with:
  1. Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Hit and Run

  2. Assault 3

  3. No Operators License.

  4. Failure to Produce Insurance Card
The child was transported to TJ Health of Columbia and the case is under investigation by Ofc. Josh Brockman.

Additional charges are pending. - Ofc. Josh Brockman

This story was posted on 2017-06-22 04:04:57
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