ARLINGTON, Tenn. - Shelby County deputies have arrested the woman who is accused of hitting an 11-year-old child with her minivan in Arlington.
Pennie Perry, 48, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury nearly a week after investigators said she hit an 11-year-old with her vehicle.
SCSO would like to THANK the public and our media partners for helping us solve this case! Investigators have charged Pennie Perry, 48, of Arlington, with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. Perry contacted the SCSO earlier today and admitted to leaving the scene.— ShelbyTNSheriff (@ShelbyTNSheriff) December 6, 2018
Deputies said it happened Friday night at the intersection of Evening Mist Drive and Mahogany Drive.
One man who lives feet away from where the accident happened told FOX13 there are children who run, walk and play throughout the area.
“It’s a family neighborhood,” said Lee Stehla. “I see a lot of quick driving.”
Download the FOX13 Memphis app to receive alerts from breaking news in your neighborhood.
- Suspect admits to 'taking part' in disappearance, deadly shooting of missing Memphis man
- Memphis rapper sentenced to 5 years in prison
- Mississippi man pulls gun on Amazon driver delivering package to his home
- PHOTOS: Mid-South’s Most Wanted Fugitives
Investigators told FOX13 after the child was hit by the white minivan with black rails on the roof, Perry stopped and asked if the child was okay.
However, Perry then got back in her van and drove off.
Investigators said Perry disregarded a stop sign at the intersection when the accident happened before leaving the scene.
The victim was rushed to Le Bonheur but is expected to be okay.
© 2019 Cox Media Group.