Police Searching for Vehicle Involved in Hit-and-Run in Oil City

| March 14, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Police in Oil City are looking for a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run incident early Thursday morning.

The Oil City Police Department is attempting to locate a a two-tone, red and silver, late 1990s or early 2000s Dodge Dakota pickup truck with a Pennsylvania registration plate. The vehicle has light to moderate front end damage.

Police say the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Railroad Street in the area of Center Street around 6:57 a.m. on Thursday, March 14.

According to police, witnesses reported that a garbage truck was backing in to empty a dumpster at the Taco Shack on Center Street when the operator of the Dodge Dakota made a hard left onto Railroad Street and struck a large metal control box belonging to Western New York Pennsylvania Rail Road Company. The impact knocked the control box from its legs, causing the railroad gates to drop.

Police say following the accident, the driver of the Dodge Dakota backed out onto Center Street, drove across Railroad Street toward McDonald’s, then made a right onto Sycamore Street. The vehicle was last seen traveling toward the south side of Oil City.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Oil City Police Department at 814-678-3080. Callers may remain anonymous.


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