UPDATE: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward in connection to a hit and run last week that left a man on horseback dead.
Just before 11 p.m. on Friday, July 5, a man and a young boy on a horse were crossing 21st Street North from Piatt when they were hit by a car. The car quickly drove away following the crash.
A 17-year-old girl who was walking nearby, and a 43-year-old driver both stopped to help the man and child who were laying in the middle of 21st Street. The 17-year-old was on the phone with 911 when all four were people were hit by another car driven by a 62-year-old woman, who didn't see them in time. That driver stopped after the accident.
The man riding the horse, 49-year-old Lloyd "Sonny" Ferguson, was pronounced dead at the scene. The six-year-old is still being treated at a local hospital. The two others who were hit by the second car have since been treated and released. The horse suffered serious injuries and had to be put down.
After analysis of debris left behind, officers are looking for a 2003 to 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis that is metallic gray in color. It would have extensive front end and windshield damage. It would look similar to the car pictured above.
Anyone with information on a car matching that description is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111. If a tip leads to an arrest, the person who provided it could receive a reward of up to $1,000.