Monroe County Sheriff’s Office seeking information on hit-and-run driver

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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office set up a roadblock on Penfield Road, hoping to get information that can lead them to the driver involved in a hit-and-run.

Jessica Fox was walking back to her car after helping a family friend get gas when she was struck just before 5:30 p.m. last Thursday on Penfield Road, near Salt Road.

She was thrown 25 feet into a ditch, where she lay for several minutes before someone saw her and called 911. Fox remains hospitalized in guarded condition.

Security camera footage was taken by a nearby home at the time of the crash is hard to see, but police think a truck that drove by seconds after the crash may have seen who did it.

Deputies set up the roadblock not to pull anyone over, but hand out flyers asking the public for tips.

“We’ll just be asking people simply, ‘Hey, do you remember last week at this time, did you see anything? As you might have seen in the news, somebody was struck by a vehicle,’” said Corporal John Helfer. “We’re just asking if they saw anything. Sometimes people don’t think something’s significant when it very well may be. Hopefully we can get some information.”

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says they do have some tips – but they’ll take all the information they can get.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Jessica, and can be found here

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