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Seek Public Assistance in Identifying the driver Involved in a Hit & Run Crash in Herkimer County

On July 18, 2023, at 6:55 p.m., State Police responded to a reported crash in the area of State Route 5 and West German Street in the Town of Herkimer.

When Troopers arrived on the scene, the driver who was struck advised them that the other driver fled the scene. The vehicle that fled is an unknown black Suburban which struck a red pickup truck that was traveling west on Route 5 causing it to exit the roadway and strike several parked vehicles at the Route 5 Auto Repair shop parking lot.

The Suburban fled the scene and went into the Village of Ilion. The vehicle pulled into the Ilion Fastrac and parked. A white male was seen on surveillance video exiting the vehicle and looking over the vehicle for any damage. Surveillance video also shows a Ford Escape vehicle that pulled in next to the Suburban SUV and speak with the driver.

State Police is looking to identify the operator of the black Suburban SUV.

If anyone has any information regarding this hit & run investigation or knows the identity of the driver of the black SUV, they are asked to contact State Police at (315) 366-6000.

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