Two arrested in Ingram hit-and-run

Published 10:38 am Thursday, April 11, 2019

Two individuals are in custody after police say they were involved in the death of a Bell County man. According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan, Joshua D. Lewis, 34, of Monticello, and his 15-year-old son were arrested following an alleged hit-and-run on Wednesday.

According to KSP, the department received a call about a collision on Ky 92 in the Ingram community of Bell County. Troopers and detectives from Post 10 responded to the scene to begin an investigation.

Preliminary investigations indicates a pressure washer had fallen out of a pick-up truck and into a ditch. The owner of the pressure washer was attempting to load it back into his truck when Fuson stop in the roadway to assist. Adia Fuson, 59, of Ingram, placed his vehicle in the east bound lane of Ky 92 in an attempt to prevent any vehicles from striking the individuals loading the pressure washer.

According to KSP, a Hyundai sedan with two male individuals in their 20s or 30s were traveling east on Ky 92 when they left the roadway and struck Fuson. The two individuals then fled from the scene in the vehicle.

Fuson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bell County Coroner.

On Thursday at approximately 2 p.m., Kentucky State Police located and charged both individuals who were in the Black Hyundai — later identified as Lewis and his son.

Trooper Don Perry was patrolling U.S. 119 this morning when he saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the collision. Perry conducted a traffic stop in the Page community of Bell County, which led detectives to charging both inside of the vehicle.

Lewis and his son were traveling from Monticello to Harlan when the collision occurred.

Lewis was charged with leaving the scene of an accident-failure to render aid with death or serious physical injury and lodged into the Bell County Detention Center. The 15-year-old was charged with tampering with physical evidence and placed into a juvenile detention center.

More charges are pending at this time.

The collision is under investigation by Det. Josh Howard.

KSP were assisted at the scene of the accident by Bell County Sheriff’s Office, Bell County Fire, Bell County EMS and the Bell County Coroner.