Police seek suspect in second hit-and-run crash

Police: Suspect remains at large in Monday's hit and run

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — Farmington police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred this morning.


Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen said officers were dispatched at about 11:15 a.m. to the intersection of East Broadway and South Butler avenues in Farmington after receiving reports that a gray 2014 Dodge Avenger had rear ended a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban.

The driver of the Chevy Suburban told police she pulled her damaged vehicle into a nearby gas station, but the driver of the Dodge Avenger fled the scene, according to Allen. The driver of the Chevy Suburban was not injured in the collision, Allen said.

Allen said police are still searching for the driver of the Dodge Avenger, who is described as a Native American man in his late twenties. Allen said a male passenger also was spotted in the suspect vehicle.

It was the second hit-and-run crash investigated this week by the Farmington Police Department.

A 34-year-old man was hit by a car Monday night on West Main Street near its intersection with Apache Street in Farmington. The man survived, but the driver of the vehicle, described as a dark green or dark-colored Dodge Durango or full-size pickup truck, fled the scene.

Allen said Wednesday police are still looking for the suspect in that incident.