KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho – The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Team released photos of a person and their vehicle with possible connections to a felony hit and run crash.
Police believe the vehicle is an early 90s two-tone half ton Chevrolet pickup with a standard cab and a tool box directly behind the cab. The driver appears to be a while male in his mid to late 60s with glasses and a beard according to Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies.
The vehicle involved in the hit and run should be damaged on the right, front corner around the passenger side headlight assembly. The vehicle was also equipped with a translucent, dark grey or “smoke” colored bug guard that will be damaged on the passenger side.
Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of East Dalton Avenue and North 15th Street shortly after 4:15 a.m. on June 4 for an injury vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run crash.
Rodney H. Russell, 45, was found seriously injured with significant upper body and head trauma. Russell was transported to Kootenai Health where he was listed in critical condition.
KCSO said the investigation indicates that Russell was walking along the east shoulder of 15th Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. The suspect vehicle continued on and did not stop or render aid to Russell.
The male is not considered a suspect at this time, the Traffic Team just wants to interview the male about the incident.
Anyone with information related to this matter is asked to call the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at (208)-446-1300. Information can also be submitted anonymously through the KSCO website at http://www.kcsheriff.com/anonymous-tip.html.