Cody child hit by pickup, driver fled scene

Via the Wyoming News Exchange

POWELL (WNE) — An 11-year-old Cody boy was struck by a white, late-model Dodge pickup Tuesday evening on 16th Street and Stampede Avenue. 

The vehicle was allegedly executing a right turn at the intersection when the child, Parker DeFord, was hit while biking with friends. The truck then left the scene going east on Stampede Avenue. 

DeFord is currently being treated for “significant but non-life threatening injuries,” according to information provided by the Cody Police Department. 

Cody police detectives were reviewing video footage as of press time and no further information was available. 

If anyone has further information they are asked to contact Cody Police Detective Sgt. Trapp Heydenberk at 307-527-8700. 

Donations can be made to “Medical Bills for Parker DeFord, Hit and Run Victim” a go fund me made in DeFord’s name, at


This story was published on Sept. 22, 2022.


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