Suspect Charged With Thanksgiving Hit and Run


A Lewiston man is out on $5,000 bond after being charged with a felony hit-and-run in connection with a Thanksgiving incident that left a woman fighting for her life.

The collision occurred at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day on 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.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that 69-year-old William Danner has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, driving without privileges, failing to purchase liability insurance and failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The Tribune reported Danner told police that he and his wife were on their way to view holiday lights when he allegedly heard "a thump" and stopped to see what it was. Danner told police that he panicked when he saw a woman on the curb and didn't know why he drove away.