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Residents help police track down hit-and-run suspect in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A couple of sharp-eyed residents helped authorities nab an alleged hit-and-run suspect Monday afternoon in Apple Valley.

It happened at about 1:40 pm, at the intersection of Navajo and Ottawa Roads and involved a white Toyota Tacoma and a black Chevy Trail Blazer.

Caron Enborg said the driver of the SUV was traveling way too fast down Navajo Road when he made a wide turn and crashed into the truck belonging to Liberty Utilities. “The driver of the SUV asked the guy in the truck if he was ok and then he just sped off,” stated Caron.

Caron grabbed her cell phone and immediately began snapping photos of the SUV as it sped away eastbound down Ottawa Road towards Central Road. “Another bystander followed the guy to his house and flagged down the cops who were responding.”

The unidentified driver of the SUV was arrested without incident. Sheriff’s officials at the Apple Valley Station have not responded to a media inquiry requesting additional information on the incident.

The driver of the Liberty Utilities truck was not injured and a stop sign at the intersection was knocked down as a result of the crash.

Caron and other residents who live in the area said the intersection is very dangerous and they would like to see the town install a traffic signal or a 4-way stop sign to reduce speeders and traffic collisions. Caron said she and other’s are planning on attending a town council meeting and making sure their voices and concerns are heard.

(Photo by Caron Enborg)
(Photo by Caron Enborg)

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