Hit and run suspect located, taken into custody

Updated: June 28, 2020 10:39 PM

The St. Louis County Sheriff's office said they have located the suspect of a hit and run crash that injured five Friday. The suspect is now in custody.


Police say they received credible tips Saturday that the vehicle involved in the hit and run crash had been seen in the Alborn area.

While deputies were investigating these tips, the suspect contacted police directly, wishing to turn himself in.

Authorities say the suspect was cooperative with the investigation after turning himself in and is currently being held at the St. Louis County Jail on charges of Criminal Vehicular Operation and Leaving the scene of motor vehicle crash with injuries.

This comes after a hit and run crash Friday that left five people hospitalized.

According to police, a family of four was stopped on Midway Road in a Subaru waiting to turn West onto Stark Road shortly after 4:45 Friday afternoon. The sheriff's office says a maroon Ford F-150 then rear ended them, forcing the Subaru into oncoming traffic. The Subaru, along with an oncoming work truck with an 18' enclosed trailer ended up in the ditch on the west side of Midway Road.

Police say the F-150 fled North on Midway road. Witnesses were unable to keep up with the suspect and lost sight of the vehicle.

The five people involved in the crash suffered a number of injuries that required hospitalization, including: broken teeth, collar bones, ribs, pelvis, nose and internal bleeding.

Authorities say one victim remains hospitalized in critical condition. 

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