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Man injured in hit-and-run accident

A 30-year-old Mitchell man was injured Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle that later left the scene. The Mitchell Police Division reported that the male, whom police declined to identify publicly, was at a crosswalk at the intersectio...

A 30-year-old Mitchell man was injured Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle that later left the scene.

The Mitchell Police Division reported that the male, whom police declined to identify publicly, was at a crosswalk at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Sanborn Boulevard at approximately 11:48 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. The accident caused him to hit the hood and windshield of the vehicle.

Detective Lt. Don Everson said there was a brief altercation before the driver left the scene.

The victim received minor injuries, including scrapes and abrasions.

It was raining at the time of the incident, Everson said, and the wet conditions could have contributed to the collision.

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"At night when it's raining, you can kind of see how the accident happened," Everson said.

Police are on the search for the driver, believed to be a male, and a possible passenger in the vehicle. It is believed the vehicle was a car.

The vehicle likely shows damage from the accident, Everson said.

It's likely the driver will be charged for leaving the scene of an accident, Everson said, but police are still hoping to talk with the driver to "see if there were other extenuating circumstances to why they left."

Anyone with information in relation to this incident or having information relating to any other crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 996-1700.

Callers do not have to identify themselves, and a cash reward is available if information leads to the arrest of the subject or subjects involved. There are no caller IDs attached to the phone line. To send a crime tip via text message, text "MITCS" plus a message to 274637.

Upon receipt of a tipster's first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing the tipster's unique tip ID. Anonymous two-way communication can then occur between the tipster and investigators.

Tips may also be submitted by email at mitchellcrimestoppers.org.

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A minimum $250 reward is paid for all crimes solved through Crime Stoppers. Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers Inc. offers this reward. To date, 325 crimes have been solved through information from Crime Stoppers.

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