Police Seeking Information on Hit-and-Run Crash in Oil City

| February 22, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver in a hit-and-run crash that occurred Monday afternoon in Oil City.

According to police, around 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, a hit-and-run accident occurred on Petroleum Street between West First and West Front Streets in Oil City.

Police say a Waste Management garbage truck was stopped in front of the YMCA in the line of traffic, and while stopped and waiting for the light to change, a newer dark blue or gray in color Chevrolet Cruze sedan approached the stopped truck from behind.

According to police, the driver of the sedan was unable to get his vehicle stopped, and the front end of the sedan collided with the rear break-away bumper of the garbage truck, bending it under. After the collision, the driver of the sedan backed up and then fled the scene, heading west toward Clarion University Venango Campus.

Upon inspection of the rear bumper of the garbage truck, the investigating officer located a piece of the sedan stuck in the slush on the bumper.

Police say the driver of the sedan is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, wearing glasses, with dark colored “spikey” hair.

Anyone with information related to this incident, the vehicle involved, or the identity of the driver of the sedan is asked to contact the Oil City Police Department at 814-678-3080. Callers may remain anonymous.

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