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Hit-and-run crashes probed

Published November 15. 2011 05:01PM

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two hit-and-run accidents reported along Schuylkill County roadways.

The first was reported about 12:18 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1104 S. Centre St. at Goodfella's Tavern parking lot in Mount Carbon. Troopers said a witness observed a 1990 Ford F150 pickup truck back up into a 2001 Buick Century, with the driver then fleeing the scene. The struck vehicle is owned by David Martin, 21, of New Philadelphia. The hit-and--run vehicle was observed fleeing north on SR61.

The second hit-and-run was reported at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, along River St., in Cressona. Troopers said a vehicle was driven southbound and when it struck a parked 2000 Ford F150 XLT pickup truck. The hit and run vehicle struck the front left bumper and side panel of the Ford.

After impact the other driver fled south.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 593-2000.

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