Woman arrested after hit and run

A Samson woman was arrested after leaving the scene of an accident in which she was involved.

Debra Johnson Strickland, 38, was arrested approximately one mile from the crash scene after a two-vehicle traffic crash that occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m. Saturday, June 5, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Trooper Kendra McKinney.

The accident involved a 2017 Nissan Maxima driven by Strickland and a 2019 Subaru Outback driven by Wendy M. Smith, 43, of Owensboro, Ky. The crash occurred approximately 12 miles south of the Enterprise city limits.

McKinney said the Maxima driven by Strickland was traveling north on Alabama 87. “Strickland crossed the centerline into the southbound lane,” McKinney said. “The 2019 Subaru Outback swerved over into the northbound lane to avoid colliding with the Maxima.

“Strickland then swerved back into the northbound lane and struck the Subaru,” McKinney added. “Strickland fled the crash scene on foot and was later apprehend approximately one mile from the crash scene.”

The Subaru was occupied with three passengers and all three were transported to an area hospital for medical attention, McKinney said.

Nothing further is available as ALEA Highway Patrol Division troopers continue to investigate.

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