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Two Wakulla Teens Injured after Being Struck by a Truck

A 13-year-old female juvenile from Crawfordville was injured along with an 18-year-old Crawfordville male after being struck by a motorist who stopped but failed to remain at the accident scene with injuries, according to Major Maurice Langston of the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office.

{sidebar id=1}Traffic Unit Deputy Will Hudson responded to Government Road and Lost Creek Road Sunday, April 18 at 5:25 p.m. after receiving a report of a female being struck by a vehicle. The suspect vehicle, a 2005 Dodge Ram, was traveling down Lost Creek Trail when the victim was struck on the left shoulder by the passenger side vehicle mirror. The rear wheels of the truck traveled over the lower portion of the victim’s body injuring her legs.

The suspect, a 17-year-old male juvenile from Crawfordville, stopped and got out of the vehicle, but returned to his vehicle and fled the scene before Deputy Hudson arrived. Logan Wortwick, 18, was also injured when he attempted to assist the female victim. Wortwick grabbed the victim to pull her from the roadway and the truck tire drove over his wrist.

The female victim was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Wakulla EMS personnel. Wortwick was transported to the hospital by family members.

During the investigation, it was determined that the female victim knew the suspect and provided investigators with a method of contacting him. Investigators contacted the suspect, interviewed him and made their arrest at a Crawfordville area business location.

He was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of a traffic crash with injuries. The male juvenile was turned over to the Juvenile Assessment Center in Leon County.

Captain Steve Ganey, Sgt. Jud McAlpin, Sgt. Ronald Mitchell, Deputy Ryan Muse and Deputy Will Hudson investigated.

This announcement originally published on April 20, 2010.

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