VSP Seeking public's help in hit-&-run crash in Tazewell County

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TAZEWELL COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Virginia State Police need your help locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run. According to police, at 5:37 p.m., Saturday Virginia State Police Senior Trooper W.B. McCoy responded to a two-vehicle crash in Tazewell County. A red Dodge Neon was traveling west on Route 460 through the Pounding Mill community when it was struck by a vehicle pulling out from a private drive. The other vehicle severely damaged the Neon and then fled the scene heading west on Route 460 at a high rate of speed.

Witnesses describe the hit-and-run vehicle as a newer-model, solid red Jeep Liberty. The Jeep Liberty will have extensive damage to the front driver's side fender and alongside the driver's side of the vehicle.

Both the 60-year-old male driver and 58-year-old female passenger were transported to Clinch Valley Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. Both the driver and passenger are Pounding Mill residents.

Anyone with information concerning the crash or suspect Jeep Liberty is asked to please contact the Virginia State Police by dialing #77 on a cell phone or 276-228-3131 or email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.