Police on the lookout for hit-and-run driver in Tipton Co. - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Paranjape

Police on the lookout for hit-and-run driver in Tipton Co.

Investigators say they're close to finding the driver who forced a mother and her son off a Tipton County road.

The mother and her 14-year-old son went to the hospital after a car drove off after hitting them on Highway 51 near Brighton.

Maria Ramsey and her 14-year-old son were in their car traveling north on Highway 51. They were almost home in Brighton when they were suddenly rammed in the back by a speeding car.

"I looked over to my son for a brief second because he was lying down about to fall asleep," explains Ramsey.

One second later, tragedy struck. "Somebody hit us in the rear end and we started spinning and we started flipping," adds Ramsey.

Ramsey and her son, Karl were off the highway and in a ditch, just a feet away from hitting a telephone pole.

Ramsey began yelling for her son. "He popped up from the backseat and I asked him if he was okay. He said I'm right here mama, I'm okay," she adds.

Both mother and son, who were wearing their seat belts, were rushed to the MED where they were treated for cuts and bruises.

Just days after the accident, Ramsey walks around gingerly still sore from the accident; an accident she knows could've been much worse.

"If it wasn't for God, we'd be dead," says Ramsey.

Deputy Chief Donna Turner with the Tipton County Sheriff's Department says they just located a 90's model Cadillac in Covington.

"We have located a possible suspect vehicle," says Turner.

They believe it's the car involved in the hit-and-run. The big clue is a missing front bumper.

Turner adds, "We feel like we've located the suspect vehicle. We're matching it with the evidence found at the scene and still following up with witnesses."

Turner says they're looking for two men, possibly from Memphis, responsible for running the Ramsey's off the road.

No one is more interested in seeing them caught then Maria Ramsey. "I want him to pay for everything he's done."

The Tipton County Sheriff's Department is working closely with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department in hopes of making an arrest.

If you have any information in this case, call Tipton County CrimeStoppers at (901) 476-4411.

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