State police searching for Jeep driver responsible for Wise County hit-and-run

The jogger hit was thrown into a ditch and sustained serious injuries, police say

(WSLS 10)

WISE COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police are asking for your help in finding the driver they say is responsible for hitting a jogger Wednesday evening.

Police say a man was jogging along Hurricane Road towards Johns Road in Wise County between 6:10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. when he was hit by a vehicle that drove away from the scene.

The jogger was thrown into a ditched and was found several minutes later by a passerby. The victim was flown to Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee to get treated for serious injuries.

State police believe the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run is a 1999 to 2001 Jeep Cherokee with damage to the front and/or side of the vehicle with a missing passenger-side mirror.

Anyone with information on the hit-and-run is asked to call Virginia State Police at 276-228-3131 or email them at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.


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