Front Royal Police Department seeks hit-and-run driver

The Front Royal Police Department is seeking witnesses to an accident that occurred on June 16th at approximately 12:21 P.M. at the intersection of North Shenandoah Avenue and West 14th Street. A green Saturn SL2 was stopped in the south bound lane to proceed straight when a white pickup truck failed to stop and struck the Saturn in the rear. The driver of the pickup turned right and pulled over at the Front Royal Motel while the driver of the Saturn pulled into the Blue Ridge Motel parking lot. The driver of the pickup, which is described as an older white male, approached the driver of the Saturn and stated that he would call police. He then returned to his vehicle and fled the scene. The driver of the Saturn sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Warren Memorial Hospital.

Traffic Enforcement Officer Donald Orye states “We are looking for a mid-sized to full sized white pickup truck with a white camper shell. We currently have a partial license plate which begin with the letters “XV” and will have damage to the front bumper. The vehicle was last seen heading west on W. 14th towards Massanutten Avenue.” “Other evidence has been recovered at the scene and witnesses are providing us with leads. We are asking for anyone to come forward who may have witnessed the crash or knows additional information that can help in locating the driver” states Orye.

Anyone with information may contact the Front Royal Police Department at 635-2111. You may remain anonymous if you wish.

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