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Arrest Made In Bell County Hit-And-Run

Posted at 3:12 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 10:55:59-04

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Bell County man and his 15-year-old son have been charged in connection to a fatal hit-and-run.

The crash happened around 9:08 p.m. Wednesday on KY 92 in the Ingram community.

According to a press release, a pressure washer had fallen out of a pickup truck and into a ditch. The owner of the pressure washer was attempting to load it back into his truck when 59-year-old Adia Fuson stopped in the roadway to assist.

Fuson reportedly placed his vehicle in the eastbound lane to prevent any vehicles from striking the individuals loading the pressure washer. Police say a black vehicle–a 2002 Hyundai Elantra–with two men inside was traveling east when they left the roadway and struck Fuson.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bell County Coroner.

Police say that Joshua Ellis, 34, and his 15-year-old son were in the run vehicle.

Ellis is charged with leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid with death or serious physical injury and lodged into the Bell County Detention Center. The 15-year-old son is charged with tampering with physical evidence and placed into a juvenile detention center.