Suffolk County Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver in a hit and run crash that injured an elderly woman on March 16 at the intersection of Commack Road and Jericho Turnpike.
According to police, the male suspect was driving a pickup truck north on Commack Road when he turned east onto Jericho Turnpike, lost control of the vehicle and struck a 2013 Cadillac driven by an elderly female on Saturday, March 16 at approximately 2:40 p.m. The pick-up truck then fled east on Jericho Turnpike, officials said. The elderly female was treated and released from Huntington Hospital.
The truck is described as maroon, with the words Tree Service in yellow on each side of the vehicle. The truck also had a cap covering the rear bed, police said. The truck driver and his male passenger were both wearing neon traffic or construction worker vests. The suspect’s vehicle sustained damage to the front passenger side and a flat front right tire.
Officers are asking anyone who may have information about the incident, witnessed the crash when it occurred, or has information on the vehicle involved to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
*This article has been corrected. Police originally stated that the suspect fled east on Commack Road. The driver actually fled east on Jericho Turnpike.