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WICHITA, Kansas – Lloyd ‘Sonny’ Ferguson was riding his horse with a 6-year-old child near 21st and Piatt when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver on July 5th.
Two good Samaritans rushed in to help, but shortly after all four people were hit by another car.
Both accidents happened at a time when the lights were out along 21st Street.
Since that accident on July 5th, Wichita police have been looking for the car responsible.
Since finding the car, it’s led police to people they are now interviewing, which they hope will lead them to the people responsible and give the family of Sonny Ferguson closure.
“Sonny asked him if he wanted to ride with the horse, and he told him maybe next time because he had to go to the store,” remembers Janice Coronel.
She says her husband was one of the last people to see Sonny the night he was killed by a hit-and-run driver.
“And when he came back from the store, somebody told him he had passed,” says Coronel.
Janice lives next door to Sonny Ferguson’s family and says ever since the accident the family has wanted answers.
“They’ve been concerned, and they don’t know really how it could happen so quick, the lights were off, but they don’t know,” explains Coronel.
Today, Wichita police announced they’re a step closer to answering those questions thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip.
“It’s huge. It’s huge. It leads to, like I said. It allows us to gather more information, to do more investigative work and go out there and locate other people that we know have other knowledge of it or were involved in this,” says Captain Brent Allred of the Wichita Police Department.
Police say the received the tip this week and located the car on North Coolidge last night in a garage.
They interviewed individuals and followed their leads overnight.
“We’re trying to locate some more individuals that we believe were involved, inside this vehicle at the time. So, you know when we get tips, like I’ve mentioned before, it leads to other things, other people we can interview and this case is moving forward,” says Captain Allred.
Which is welcome news for those who knew Sonny.
“It’s relieving because his family, they really wanted to know the cause and what might have happened,” says Coronel.
While police say they’ve made no arrests at this time, they do expect that after interviewing the necessary individuals they will get at least one if not more people in custody on the case.