Lawrence Police search for hit and run driver

Lawrence Police search for this SUV following a hit-and-run on Aug. 19, 2022.
Lawrence Police search for this SUV following a hit-and-run on Aug. 19, 2022.(LPD)
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 3:31 PM CDT
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Lawrence Police are searching for the driver of an SUV involved in a hit-and-run involving another vehicle and a pole.

The Lawrence Police Department says officers are on the lookout for a white Chevy Tahoe SUV driven by a heavy-set man with long black hair following a hit-and-run on Friday afternoon, Aug. 19.

Officers said just before 3 p.m., 6th St. had been shut down between Louisiana and Missippi St. following a 2-car collision involving the SUV, which then hit a pole and sped away.

A pole is damaged in a hit-and-run in Lawrence on Aug. 19, 2022.
A pole is damaged in a hit-and-run in Lawrence on Aug. 19, 2022.(Lawrence Police Department)

LPD said the SUV was last seen headed north with heavy front-end damage.

The Department told 13 NEWS that the driver in the car that remained at the scene did not report any serious injuries. However, officers are still unsure if the driver in the SUV sustained any injuries.

Officers asked residents to please be aware of the vehicle.

Around 3:30 p.m., officers said they found the SUV abandoned in the 100 block of Maine St., however, the driver is still at large.

If the SUV is seen, residents should call LPD at 785-832-7559.

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