UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Hit-and-Run Crash on Route 422

WHITE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State police say the suspect in a hit-and-run accident that occurred late Wednesday night on State Route 422 has been identified.

According to Indiana-based State Police, as a result of media coverage, both the suspect and vehicle have been identified, and the investigation is ongoing.

On Friday, October 1, PSP Indiana requested exploreJeffersonpa.com to issue a press release asking for the public’s help identifying a driver who was involved in a hit-and-run incident on Wednesday night on Route 422 that left one man injured.

The crash occurred on US 422 in White Township, Indiana County, around 11:39 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29.

Indiana-based State Police say 22-year-old Philip E. Crook, of Commodore, Pa., was operating a 1994 Chevrolet Cheyenne when he began to experience vehicle complications and pulled over on the right southern shoulder.

According to police, as Crook was returning to his vehicle an unidentified black Dodge pickup truck swerved over the white fog line onto the shoulder striking the partially open driver’s door of Crook’s vehicle, destroying the door, and dislocating Crook’s left arm.

The unidentified vehicle reportedly pulled off the roadway briefly, and the driver yelled at Crook before fleeing the scene.

Crook was transported by Citizens Ambulance Service for treatment of his injuries.

Police say based upon evidence at the scene, the suspect vehicle was determined to be a black Dodge pickup truck, possibly a 2500 or 3500 series, with damage to the passenger side headlight.


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