UPDATE: Deputies say they've found the driver in hit-and-run crash that severely hurt man - East Idaho News

UPDATE: Deputies say they’ve found the driver in hit-and-run crash that severely hurt man

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The suspect’s vehicle from a hit-and-run Tuesday night. | Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office


The following is a statement from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office:

Regarding this case, Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies were able to identify and contact the suspect driver involved in this crash. The driver, a juvenile, is cooperating with investigators, and the case will be referred to the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office for appropriate charges.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office thanks the public for their assistance with tips and information. As with any crime, we encourage our community to continue utilizing East Idaho Crime Stoppers to report criminal activity by going to www.IFcrime.org.

ORIGINAL STORY (published Feb. 9 at 11:54 a.m.):

IDAHO FALLS — A surveillance video has been released by law enforcement showing a pickup truck involved in a hit-and-run that sent a man to the hospital.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office released the video Friday and deputies are still asking for the public’s help identifying the vehicle and suspect.

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The incident happened Tuesday night. Deputies and Idaho Falls Fire responded after 8 p.m. to Derrald Avenue, just east of 25th East in Ammon between Sportsman’s Warehouse and Alpine Jewelers.

They found a severely injured man on the road, a news release said.

Deputies learned a dark-colored extended cab pickup traveling east on Derrald Avenue hit the man as he walked across the street.

As bystanders stopped to help the victim, the suspect’s vehicle left the scene before emergency personnel arrived.

The victim was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Tips and information have been coming in from the community, however, the identity of the suspect is still unknown, Friday’s news release said.

The victim is still being treated for injuries at the hospital.

“Deputies were able to obtain security video from nearby businesses, a portion of which has been released in hopes the person involved will come forward or tips leading to their identity will be revealed,” the news release said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 529-1200″>(208) 529-1200.

Tips and information can also be reported anonymously online through East Idaho Crime Stoppers at www.IFcrime.org or the P3tips app on your mobile device.

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