A Lexington woman has been indicted for leaving the scene of a November crash that left a pedestrian dead.
Lencola Denise Groves, 25, was indicted Monday on one count of leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid with death or serious injury and one count of failure to maintain insurance.
Casey Edward Hedgecock, 22, was hit just before 8 p.m. on Nov. 5 as he was crossing West Loudon Avenue near the Hope Center. Witnesses told police that a car, possibly a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo, drove off, first pulling into the Hope Center parking lot, then heading west toward Newtown Pike.
Hedgecock, a resident of the Hope Center, died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
Court records indicate that Groves' attorney contacted police at 12:10 a.m. Nov. 6, about four hours after the crash, saying that Groves had told him she was the driver who had hit the pedestrian and that she wanted to talk to the police.
After arriving at police headquarters, Groves told police that "she failed to stop because she 'panicked,'" court records show.
Groves is scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. April 20.