Store clerk run over by car in critical condition


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

ENERGY, Ill. - The local store clerk run over earlier this week is in critical condition.

Police say a Ford Ranger hit Sherri Branch near the Casey's Store in Energy, Illinois.

Branch's daughter says she's in intensive care at a hospital in Saint Louis.  She is on a ventilator.

Police arrested the driver, Tracy Hardcastle.

They say Hardcastle took off after the crash and hid at a friend's house blocks away.

The chief says Hardcastle had a revoked license and was under the influence of drugs.

She's now denying she was behind the wheel.