2010-12-30 / Police Reports

Mercersburg Man Charged In Hit-And-Run

A Mercersburg man faces charges of careless driving resulting from a hit-and-run along Tower Road on Christmas Eve.

David C. West, 19, of Mercersburg, will be charged by Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg for the 11:30 p.m. accident in Todd Township. West, police said, was attempting to negotiate a left-hand curve in the roadway when he lost control of his 1004 Dodge Ram. The truck went off the road, struck a boulder and a wooden access gate.

West allegedly fled the scene without notifying state police of the incident. West was wearing a seat belt as was passenger Jamie R. Woodward, 28, of St. Thomas. A second passenger Travis L. Hege, 19, also of Mercersburg, was not using a seat belt and suffered major injuries to his face and neck. The truck was disabled as a result of the damage.

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