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Lemont Police Search for Driver in Main Street Hit-and-Run

Police say the driver of a black Lexus fled after crashing into a guard rail and speed sign near Main and Fourth streets around 6:15 a.m. Sunday.

Original Post: July 29, 4:59 p.m.

Lemont police are searching for the driver of a black 2007 Lexus that crashed into a guard rail and speed sign on Main Street early Sunday morning.

Lemont Police Sgt. Therese Thompson said the Lexus was heading west on Main Street at approximately 6:15 a.m. when it struck a guard rail and speed sign on the south side of the road, just east of Fourth Street. The car rolled, ending up in the westbound lane of Main Street facing east.

The driver of the Lexus—which sustained extensive damage to its front end—fled the scene, Thompson said.

The  and , who responded to the accident, shut down Main Street between Walker Road and Fourth Street for nearly an hour as the investigated the crash.

The New Lenox Fire Department provided a bloodhound and handler to assist the investigation.

Blood droplets found near the crash site led police to believe the driver entered nearby woods north of the Canadian National railroad tracks, Thompson said. 

"The driver was not located, but their search provided the Lemont Police Department with information that will aid the ongoing investigation," Thompson said.

Anyone with information on the accident should contact the Lemont Police Department at 630-257-2229.

Photos courtesy of Lemont resident Tracy Henry.

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Dwayne July 30, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Now you would think that the Lemont Police Department would run the license plate number to see who it was registered to.
Shane Botwin July 30, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Really Dwayne.... Really??? Good thing you pointed that out. They would have never thought about that. You are so clever!
Shane Botwin July 30, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Obviously a Dui... Smart leaving the scene... Even smarter would be to call the vehicle in as stolen when you sober up.
BWood August 01, 2012 at 04:35 PM
any updates on this?

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