Press Release #041014(03)-Hit & Run Suspect Identified

Apr 10, 2014   02:32 PM

24-year-old Ethan C. Meacham, the driver of the 2005 Buick Park Avenue that struck and injured a 44-year-old motorcyclist in Tuesday morning's Hit and Run crash, turned himself in yesterday after seeing media coverage of the incident.


Meacham has been cited for Misdemeanor Fail to Stop and Leave Information and Fail to Yield Right of Way at a Stop Sign.


Meacham collided with the motorcyclist after running the stop sign at Avenue Q and Gunter Street.  The motorcyclist reportedly suffered minor injuries because of the collision.


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Previous Release #040814(02)


Tuesday, April 8, 2014


San Angelo Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect who left a crash scene after injuring a motorcyclist early this morning.


At approximately 7:50 a.m. this morning, the driver of a silver colored, older model Buick passenger car was traveling south on Gunter Street when it ran the stop sign at Avenue Q and collided with a motorcycle that was eastbound in the intersection.  The driver of the Buick did not stop after the collision and was last seen headed eastbound on Avenue R.  Witnesses at the scene told police the suspect was a Hispanic male. 


The 44- year-old driver of the motorcycle was transported to San Angelo Community Medical Center for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.


Police believe the Buick will have impact damage to the back right side.  If you have any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or vehicle, please call Officer Steven Quade at 325-657-4253.  To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text ?TIP SAPD? plus the info to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/