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Driver Abandons His Injured Dog Passenger After 2 Hit & Run Crashes; Manhunt – GARLAND COUNTY


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Arkansas State Police Trooper Summit investigated a hit & run crash on Marion Anderson Road last night where the driver fled on foot into the Westwind area.

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Evidence at the scene showed that the blue suspect vehicle failed to negotiate a curve.  The vehicle exited the right side of the pavement, struck mailboxes and came to final rest on top of the mailbox foundation.  Witnesses at the scene said that the driver “floored it” in an attempt to break free from the mailbox foundation obstruction.  Witnesses also said that the driver eventually fled on foot towards the Westwind Neighborhood.

A black dog was found in the vehicle.  The dog was dazed and appeared to be limping.  Being that there were no patients at the scene, LifeNet Ambulance Troop Mary Harkness checked the dog best she could and took care of it until relieved by a neighbor that had proper accommodation for the confused dog.  A person claiming to be the dog’s owner commented on the Facebook post that the dog was back home and doing ok.  The connection between the driver and the dog’s owner, if any, is unknown to me.

Garland County Sheriff’s K-9 Team Deputy Strickland/Sandy arrived and conducted a track for the suspect, but were not able to locate him.

Just prior to this hit & run crash on Marion Anderson Road, this vehicle was allegedly involved in another hit & run crash on Joy Drive.

Ernie’s Wrecker Service took charge of the vehicle and removed it from the scene.