Hit-and-run driver injures teen in Lincoln County

CANTON, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a hit-and-run driver struck a teenage girl along the interstate in Lincoln County, leaving her with life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff’s officials say the 15-year-old girl was either walking or standing along the northbound lanes of Interstate 29 when she was struck near the Tea-Harrisburg exit.

A passer-by saw the injured girl about 3 a.m. Monday and called authorities. Sheriff Steve Swenson says he doesn’t know when the teen was hit.

Investigators found some pieces of evidence at the scene.

AP-WF-08-13-19 1255GMT