LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- The Lafayette police department now has a person of interest in a hit and run that left Cathy Misner with a broken leg. That man is 50-year-old Erik Costello. The hit and run that Costello is allegedly responsible for happened right here in Cathy Misner’s front yard. It happened on June 4th around 7:00 AM. A red Jeep Compass, driven by an older adult male, drove into Catherine Misner’s front yard and struck her while she was watering her flowers.
The driver left the scene of the crash prior to police arrival. Anyone with information regarding Erik’s whereabouts, please contact the Lafayette Police Department at (765) 807-1200 or the WeTip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.
Cathy owns her own small cleaning business and isn't sure when she will be able to get back to work or how long she will take to recover. Her family has started a GoFundMe to help pay for medical expenses. To donate click here.