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Toddler survives being run over by hit-and-run driver

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The hit and run happened in the driveway on Hume Lane off Town Hill Road outside Taylorsville. The hit and run happened in the driveway on Hume Lane off Town Hill Road outside Taylorsville.
The 2-year-old girl who was run over by the minivan is expected to recover. The 2-year-old girl who was run over by the minivan is expected to recover.
The Spencer County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. The Spencer County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident.

TAYLORSVILLE, KY (WAVE)- The Spencer County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman in a gold minivan who's accused of backing over a toddler and not stopping. 

On Friday, June 20, 21-month-old Jaden Sauer was in a driveway on Hume Lane off Town Hill Road, just outside Taylorsville, when she was run over by a mini van that was backing out.

Jaden's mother, Jennifer Greenwell, had a friend by the name of Jerry Quisenberry over to her house. Greenwell says Quisenberry called a friend for a ride, someone she had never met. As Quisenberry was leaving in the gold mini van, Greenwell thought Jaden was inside.

It happened on a steep road that is basically a shared driveway for a handful of homes.

Neighbor Billy Wiggington said he was getting ready to turn in when Jaden was hit.

"When the people got ready to back up, I'd seen the little girl right underneath the tire and I blew my horn and everything to try to stop them, but it didn't do no good," said Wiggington.

"He started yelling 'your baby, your baby they ran over your baby' and I walked around the vehicle from where I was standing and she was standing there holding her arms up," said Greenwell. "Never really even screamed or much of anything, you know. When I picked up her is when she started crying."

The van took off. Detectives say Quisenberry did eventually talk to investigators. He was cited for leaving an accident and not rendering aid. The woman has yet to be found.

"We need to talk to her," said Sgt. Tony Mattingly. "She needs to turn herself in."

Jaden and her mother were flown to Kosair Children's Hospital.

"She had no internal bleeding and no broken bones," said Greenwell. "She just had bumps and bruises. Thank God. God has his hand on my child that day."

"She was supposed to have been in the house where I left her," said Greenwell. "I walked up the hill to the van to get my 2-year-old and I was coming back down the hill and I didn't see her there."

Jaden was released two days later, but not to her mother. Greenwell says CPS took temporary custody of all three of her children. Greenwell says they reported her home was too dirty for the children. She is working to get her children back.

The driver is believed to be a woman by the name of Lisa Lewis of Trimble County. Detectives have not been able to track her down.

She is described as a white female in her 30s with bleach blonde hair with the name "Maggie" tattooed on her chest. She also has a butterfly tattoo. She is believed to be driving a gold 2000-2001 Dodge or Chrysler minivan.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Spencer County Sheriff's Office at (502) 477-2677.

 

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