Press Release #072914(14)-Police Seek Driver of White ?Work? Truck Involved in Hit & Run Crash

Jul 29, 2014   10:42 AM

San Angelo Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit and run crash late Monday afternoon.

 

Police were called to N. Chadbourne and 14th Street just before 4:30 p.m. yesterday for the report of a traffic crash.  Upon arrival, police located victims from two separate vehicles who told police the crash was the result of a third vehicle that fled the scene.  Nearby witnesses corroborated their accounts.

 

During the traffic investigation, Police determined that a 22-year-old female driver of a 2012 Chrysler 300 was southbound on N. Chadbourne Street in the outside lane when she slowed to make a right turn onto W. 14th Street.  As she attempted to turn, she was struck from behind by a white pickup truck.  The force of the collision moved the Chrysler 300 across lanes and into a 1994 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck that was stopped at a red light on W. 14th Street.

 

After the collision, the driver of the white pickup truck fled the scene and was last seen headed west on 13th Street from Chadbourne.

 

The victims and witnesses described the suspect's vehicle as an older model, possibly 1996/1997, white Chevrolet pickup truck with toolboxes along the sides, a black diamond-patterned grille guard with tow hook, and decals on the doors that indicate the truck may be used as a ?work? vehicle.  The vehicle may have front distributed damage.  The driver was described as a Hispanic male, possibly in his thirties.

 

The driver of the Chevrolet 1500, a 48-year-old San Angelo resident, was not injured.  The 22-year-old female driver of the Chrysler 300 is currently undergoing medical treatment at a nearby hospital.  The extent of her injuries is unknown.  Two of the Chrysler's passengers, a 17-year-old woman and an infant girl, were not injured. 

 

If you have information about the suspect's identity or location of the vehicle, please call the Department's Hit & Run Investigator, 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 followed by your message, to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/

 

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