A suspect who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle when he caused an accident Tuesday in Greenfield that left another driver trapped in an overturned vehicle fled the scene and had not been located as of Wednesday afternoon, Greenfield Police Chief Tim Hester said.
The accident at the intersection of Jefferson and Sixth streets was reported at 6:24 p.m.
According to Hester, a Ford Ranger driven by an unknown suspect ran a red light and T-boned a Jeep vehicle at the intersection, rolling the Jeep onto its driver’s side.
Witnesses said the suspect driving the Ranger fled the scene. He was described as being 5-11, about 230 pounds, with salt and pepper hair, wearing an orange T-shirt and jeans, Hester said.
It was when Greenfield officers called Pike County to try to track down the owner of the Ranger, Hester said, that they were told the pickup truck had been reported stolen earlier in the day.
“If anyone has any information or witnessed the wreck and knows the identity of the driver that fled the scene, we would encourage them to give us a call,” Hester said.
The police department can be reached at 937-981-7777 or 937-981-4466.
The Jeep is registered to Elijah Roberts, 34, of Greenfield, Hester said. But Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District spokesperson Branden Jackman said that it was a female that rescue personnel extricated from the vehicle. He said EMS personnel removed the front windshield and then took the victim out of the vehicle’s back hatch. She was transported to Adena Greenfield Medical Center.
Jackman said the accident in Greenfield was one of four Paint Creek responded to Tuesday. One of the others involved a car on its top beside SR 138 that saw a victim flown by helicopter from the scene, and another involved a buggy and two vehicles on North Shore Drive. Jackman said no one was injured in that accident, but a horse was. He also said fruit the buggy was hauling was scattered across North Shore Drive.
Reach Jeff Gilliland at 937-402-2522 or on Twitter @13gillilandj.
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