Police seeking vehicle involved in alleged hit-and-run

REEDSVILLE – Police are looking for a man who left the scene of a hit-and-run accident Monday afternoon, according to a report from the Mifflin County Regional Police.

Police said the accident occurred at the intersection of the Reedsville Youth Park main gate and West Logan Street around 6:23 p.m. At the time of the accident, traffic was being diverted from North Main Street, due to the roof collapse of the Reedsville Fire Company. According to the report, William Russell Jr., 67, of Reedsville, was driving a 1984 Chevrolet Silverado which was rearended at the intersection by a four-door compact of an unknown make and model. Police said a passenger in Russell’s vehicle, Joan Russell, 67, of Reedsville, was not wearing a seatbelt, and was thrown forward into the dashboard during the collision. She told police she was suffering from neck pain. According to the report, the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle left the scene, and Russell stated he had to jump out of the way to keep from being hit as the vehicle left the scene.

Police said the driver has been described as a white male in his 70s, and was described as balding, with a medium build. Police also said the man was dressed in a black suit and white shirt with a tie. According to the report, the vehicle has been described as a silver four-door with a vanity plate on the front which read, “Marshall.” Police said there was a small brown-and-white dog in the vehicle. According to the report, the vehicle has some damage to the front bumper.

Police are asking anyone with information related to the accident, either the unknown vehicle or the driver, to call 248-1900 extension 613.