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Newton Street leaving the scene accident

Jasper City police are searching for a vehicle involved in a leaving the scene accident late Thursday morning.

Officials report 18 year old McKinley Lynch of French Lick was northbound, in the inside lane of traffic, on Hwy 231 between 6th & 7th Streets, when a gray colored luxury model passenger car tried to pass around a slow moving semi.  While changing lanes to pass the semi, the suspect vehicle struck the right front end of the Lynch Pontiac.

The impact of the collision sent Lynch’s car into the southbound lane of traffic, nearly striking another vehicle.  Authorities say the driver of the second vehicle did not stop.  Jasper police describe the suspect auto as a gray colored,2008 or newer model, four door sedan, possibly a Lexus model.  There will be damage to the driver side of this vehicle.  Anyone with information about this accident should contact Jasper City police at 482-2255 or the anonymous tip line 481-COPS.

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