Deputies: Woman found injured in ditch had been hit by car

May 11, 2020 GMT

AUBURN, Neb. (AP) — Police in southeastern Nebraska are looking for a driver who hit a woman and left her for dead on the side of a road near Auburn.

The woman was found in a ditch Sunday night with critical injuries, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Investigators said Monday that the 23-year-old woman had been hit by a car, and the driver didn’t stop to help her.

The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office has not released the woman’s name. Deputies said they were called to the scene along a county road around 9 p.m. Sunday and found the woman. She is now in a Lincoln hospital, where she remained in critical condition.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run, or anyone who spots a gray car with front-end damage, to call the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office.