Suspect arrested for driving into cyclists in Jefferson County on Thursday


The 38-year-old suspect arrested Thursday in connection to the crash that severely injured two cyclists, is being held on charges of aggravated first-degree assault with the use of a weapon (in this case, a SUV), hit-and-run that resulted in injury and parole violation bribing.

Jacki Kelley, a spokesperson for Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said that the suspect, a transgender woman, uses the name Haley Mill but that is not their legal name.

Witnesses told authorities that Mill deliberately drove into two cyclists while driving a 2018 Ford Escape in the 29000 block of U.S. Highway 40.

One of the two cyclists was treated on the scene and released with minor injuries, whereas the other cyclist was taken to the hospital and is currently in critical condition.

A woman cyclist who was hit and injured suffered a “traumatic brain injury,” according to an arrest affidavit. The man who was hit later went to a hospital and was diagnosed with a rib fracture and a lung injury.


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