BEREA, Ky. (WKYT)-It was a frightening ordeal for many living in a normally quiet neighborhood when they heard screams of distress Sunday, July 28-th.
"We arrived down there and she was laying on the ground," explained Ronnie Chriswell, who lives next door to the victim and her family. "She'd been hit by a vehicle."
Chriswell and his wife, Joyce, say they stayed at the scene. They say they were trying to offer comfort to their next door neighbors as they watched their daughter, 25-year-old Carrie Jones, get loaded into an ambulance.
They say Jones was walking her dog at seven in the evening when she got hit and the driver took off. Police say her injuries were so severe, they warranted staples in her head.
"She doesn't remember anything," Deputy Willard Reardon of the Madison County Sheriff's Office said. "At 7, it's still pretty light out. You'd think someone would notice they'd hit someone or seen someone walking."
As police continue to investigate, neighbors say this literally hits close to home.
"My daughter is 25," Ronnie Chriswell said. "She loves to run in this neighborhood. It could have been my daughter."
Chriswell says everyone living here will be concerned for their safety until someone comes forward.
"It could have been a young, inexperienced driver. But they could have killed her."
Reardon also said "Even the smallest detail or clue could help us at this point."
Police say charges may not be filed against the driver. They also say the dog was ok.