Connie Blount, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Kentucky, and Park City, Utah resident was murdered by a hit-and-run driver, April 13th, 2008, as she walked home to her apartment on the campus at the University of Kentucky. This horrible tragedy has brought to light the fact that there were three states in the United States where hit-and-run is a misdemeanor rather than a felony – Kentucky, Utah, and Montana.

On April 28, 2008, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed a law that makes it a felony to leave the scene of an accident. The Blount Family has now initiated a campaign to change the hit-and-run laws in Utah and Montana.

Please help us in urging the legislatures of Utah and Montana to strengthen hit-and-run laws in their states, by contacting your local representatives. We have provided the following letter that you can easily download and send.

Click below to download and print the letter –
Microsoft Word (DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

Use the following links to find e-mail and postal mail addresses to contact the appropriate legislators in Utah and Montana:

Montana Statewide Elected Officials

Utah State Legislators

News Article about Connie’s Law

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