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Hit And Run Driver Kills Woman Walking Home From Church


The Boone County Sheriff's Office is asking for help for any information on a hit-and-run which took the life of an elderly female walking home from church.

Anita Wernsing, 78, of Fayette, Indiana was believed to be walking from Mt. Tabor Primitive Church, to her home, directly across the street, in the 7000 block of South State Road 267.    Wernsing was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on SR 267. After striking Wernsing the vehicle ran off the road, and continued northbound without stopping.

Wernsing was pronounced dead at the scene.

The call to Boone County 911 came in at 6:03pm from witnesses who found her about 100 yards from the church. The hit and run was believed to have occurred only a minute before.

Vehicle parts were found at the scene of the crash and are being viewed to see if they can help with any information resulting in an arrest.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact the Boone County Sheriff's Office at 765-482-1412 or at


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