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Reward Offered For Information About Downtown Hit-Run

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers for information about a hitand- run crash in downtown Elizabethtown that left a pedestrian severely injured.

The victim was crossing West High Street at Market Street at about 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, when he was struck by a vehicle. He was taken to Hershey Medical Center for what police described as “very serious injuries.” His injuries included broken bones, multiple lacerations and a head injury. The vehicle that hit the man left the scene, going west on West High Street, police said.

Police said that evidence left behind at the scene makes them believe the vehicle is a two-door hatchback-style sedan that was either red or orange. The make and model are unknown. The vehicle will have suffered severe front-end damage as well as damage to the windshield.

Anyone with information on this incident, driver or vehicle is asked to contact Officer Dan Wengiel at 717367-6540 ext. 261 or wengiele@etownpolice.org or Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at 800-322-1913. People can also anonymously text a tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus the message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

To be eligible for the reward of up to $1,000, the information must lead to an arrest and/or conviction.

Pedestrian-related crashes represent 3.2 percent of the total reported traffic crashes in Pennsylvania.

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