The Times West Virginian

November 3, 2013

Police: Hit-and-run driver, vehicle identified

Will wait to confer with prosecutor and obtain warrants Monday

By Colleen S. Good
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The driver and vehicle from Thursday night’s hit-and-run have been identified, Fairmont Chief of Police Kelley Moran said Saturday.

The driver has been questioned, but police are waiting to confer with Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Pat Wilson and obtain warrants Monday, he said.

A 21-year-old woman was injured in a hit-and-run accident that occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday on the 500 block of East Park Avenue. She was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, and was in stable condition Thursday.

The woman’s name has not been released at this time, and there were no eye witnesses to the accident. However, police had planned to identify the vehicle by damage it sustained during the hit-and-run. The vehicle had minor front-end damage to its bug shield and grill.

Detective Adrian Hayhurst said that the driver did not stop to give aid to the injured woman.

The woman was hit near Wright Dawgs, an area that is not well-lit, on a curve in the road. The visibility was further limited by Thursday’s bad weather.

As of Thursday, no eye witnesses had come forward. The vehicle had been travelling east out of town.

Fairmont City Police are investigating the incident. West Virginia State Police, the Marion County Rescue Squad and the Fairmont Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Moran said the charge will likely be a misdemeanor. The criminal complaint will be filed Monday.

Email Colleen S. Good at cgood@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @CSGoodTWV.