Bluffs pedestrian hit-and-run victims improving


June 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two women who suffered life-threatening injuries when they were struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning in Council Bluffs are still in the hospital, but their injuries are no longer considered to be life-threatening. Police identified the women as 35-year old Misty Rocha, of Council Bluffs, and 31-year old Shannon Miller, of Arlington, NE.  A third victim, 33-year old Jeremy Vaughn, of Omaha, suffered lesser injuries during the incident.

Bluffs Police said just before 2-a.m., Sunday, the victims were hit by a vehicle that left the scene, but was located a few blocks away. The suspected driver, a white female with blonde hair, took off on foot. Officials said this (Monday) morning, that the driver has been identified and located, but her name was not released.  The incident remains under investigation by the Council Bluffs Police Department’s Special Operations Traffic Unit.