PINE LAWN, MO (KTVI)-- Pine Lawn Police said a Guatemala man who ran over a pregnant woman at a bus stop Wednesday is being charged and will be deported. The woman and her baby are expected to survive.
It all unfolded Wednesday afternoon at a bus stop. Twenty-two year-old Sharnay Hill who is 3 months pregnant was mowed down by an S.U.V. The vehicle then slammed into a day care center that had recently closed.
Sharnay Hill suffered a broken hip, leg and pelvis. She underwent a second surgery this afternoon.
Police said the driver of the S.U.V. was 42 year old Edy Rene Ramirez Perez. He was admitted to a local hospital to determine if he has an underlying medical condition that caused the accident.
Perez faces municipal charges but the charges could become more serious if police find that the suspect was driving while impaired. Sgt. Steven Blakeney with the Pine Lawn Police said, “When we entered the vehicle suspect’s vehicle our first observation was an open container of alcohol.”
Although authorities are awaiting lab results officers strongly believe the suspect was impaired when the crash happened. And, they have questions about his passport.
Pine Lawn Police Chief Rickey said, “From my 30 years of police experience he appeared to be under some type of influence either drugs or alcohol he was combative.” Blakeney added, “Mr. Edy Ramirez is unlawfully in the United States his passport is suspect…as of last hour there’s no indication that he has a medical condition.”
Friends of the suspect said he sometime needs medicine for his nerves. Police said once the legal proceedings against the suspect are complete he will be deported.