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Woman hospitalized after hit-and-run crash in Lynchburg

Police said the suspect vehicle is a maroon four-door Chevy Silverado with tinted windows

Lynchburg Police are searching for the suspect they say is responsible for a hit-and-run on Fort Ave.
Lynchburg Police are searching for the suspect they say is responsible for a hit-and-run on Fort Ave. (Lynchburg Police Department)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department is looking for the person they say is responsible for a hit-and-run crash that sent a woman to the hospital in Lynchburg Friday afternoon.

At about 2:54 p.m., police responded to the 5500 block of Fort Ave for a report of a hit-and-run crash involving two vehicles.

The suspect vehicle drove away from the scene, going down West View Drive, according to authorities.

Police said the suspect’s vehicle is a maroon four-door Chevy Silverado with tinted windows, blacks rims, a short truck bed and damage to the left side of the vehicle behind the doors.

Hit and Run Crash on Fort Avenue

The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is searching for a suspect after a hit and run crash on Fort Avenue this afternoon. On July 23, 2021, at 2:54 p.m., officers responded to the 5500-block of Fort Avenue for a report of a hit and run accident involving two vehicles. The suspect vehicle, a maroon four-door Chevy Silverado with tinted windows, black rims, and a short truck bed, fled the scene going down Westview Drive. This vehicle should have damage to the left side behind the doors. One woman was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash. The crash is still under investigation. Any additional information will be released as an update to this news release. Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle in this crash, or any other information, is asked to call Officer Lucy at (434) 455-6047.

Posted by Lynchburg Police Department on Friday, July 23, 2021

A woman involved in the crash was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Officer Lucy at 434-455-6047.


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