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Sunday August 25th, 2013

Posted at 4:43pm

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Chatham-Kent OPP are seeking the public’s help locating a driver of a hit-and-run vehicle after an accident on the 401 Sunday afternoon.

Police say that just before 1pm, a black Chevrolet Cavalier made contact with a white Ford pick-up truck, towing a camper trailer in the westbound lanes of Highway 401. The collision caused the Ford pick-up and trailer to leave the roadway and enter the ditch, and sent the two occupants of the pick-up truck to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say that after the accident, the black Chevrolet Cavalier stopped momentary at the scene where a male driver and female passenger exited the vehicle. Moments later the occupants of the Chevrolet Cavalier fled the scene westbound on Highway 401

Police have learned that the suspect Chevrolet Cavalier was observed just moments before the collision traveling westbound on Highway 401 in an erratic behaviour. The suspect vehicle is described as a black Chevrolet Cavalier with severe damage to the complete passenger side of the vehicle. It is believed that the suspect vehicle may also have either white or silver paint transfer as a result of the collision.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance to help in the identification of the suspect black Chevrolet Cavalier and the vehicles occupants.

Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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