A Lewiston woman, who was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle on Thanksgiving Day,
is still fighting for her life in a North-Central Idaho hospital. Making matters worse is that she has no family in the area. So her far-off relatives in Texas have started a GoFundMe campaign to see if they can raise funds to help alleviate medical costs and travel expenses. The GoFundMe campaign
is called "Hit and Run Left My Sister in a Coma," and as of this morning has raised nearly $900.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in the 1500 block of Main Street in Lewiston. That's where one vehicle had stopped to allow 39-year-old Mikerra Lane to cross the street, but another vehicle didn't stop and struck the woman. According to a witness, the driver of the vehicle got out of the car, looked at the woman lying on the ground and then got back in the vehicle and left the scene.
Lewiston Police said they found the suspect on Nov. 29 but have not revealed his identity until charges are filed. Lewiston Police Department Deputy Chief Roger Lanier told KLEW-TV that the investigation was very much active.
"There's a lot of information that has to be compiled, a lot of pieces to the puzzle," Lanier told KLEW-TV
. "We have witness information; we need to do a vehicle inspection, which is scheduled for today. We will have a meeting with the prosecutor and once all that information is put together, we will determine what the appropriate charges are in this situation."