Man charged in Gibson Co. hit-and-run

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Deputies have identified the man accused of hitting a motorcycle with his pickup truck Sunday, injuring a man and 9-year-old girl, and then leaving the scene. Dwayne Brasfield, 54, of Humboldt has admitted to investigators he was the driver of the truck, according to the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say they obtained a list of trucks from the Tennessee Highway Patrol that matched the description of the truck responsible for the crash and tracked one of them to Brasfield’s Mag Duffy Road residence in Humboldt. Deputies say they were able to match a headlight left at the scene to Brasfield’s truck. The initial description of the driver being a woman was provided by the 9-year-old injured in the wreck. Brasfield told investigators he had long hair at the time of the accident and cut it later Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office. Brasfield is charged with two counts of reckless aggravated assault, one count of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, one count of tampering with evidence, one count of failure to render aid and one count of failure to yield to oncoming traffic. Brasfield’s bond is set at $200,000. Officers say Mike Doss was driving down Highway 79 on his motorcycle with his 9-year-old neighbor, Paige Helton, when a driver ran the stop sign at the intersection at Highway 187, colliding with the motorcycle. Doss and Helton were airlifted to Memphis, and both remain hospitalized as of Wednesday afternoon.

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