Lemont Police Still Searching for Driver in Weekend Hit-and-Run

Police said there have been no major developments since Sunday, when a black 2007 Lexus crashed into a guard rail and speed sign near Main and Fourth streets.

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

As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been no major developments to the case, according to Lemont Police Sgt. Therese Thompson.

The Lexus was heading west on Main Street at approximately 6:15 a.m. Sunday when it struck a guard rail and speed sign on the south side of the road, just east of Fourth Street, Thompson said.

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. 

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

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Lemont Citizen August 02, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Did the car have license plates?
Angie Pape August 02, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Or how about tracing the VIN? I suspect that's already been done and there's more to this story that we're not hearing.
Lemont Resident August 02, 2012 at 11:18 PM
"Police said there have been no major developments since Sunday"... are you kidding me... they had bloohound dog.. there were 4-5 squad cars there in Fordham subdivision ....that morning and they can not located the driver? To see something like this happen so close to the neighborhood with so many kids is very concerning...
Jason M August 03, 2012 at 09:44 PM
There was a crash in Berwyn a few years back, involving a range rover, that sped off the road and plowed into a metra ticketing station, killing a woman working inside. The owner fled the scene, and didn't turn himself in for several days. Guy got off with no jail time, guess he was able to sober up those days following the crash... This case sounds familiar..


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