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Billings police seek public's help identifying driver of hit-and-run

Posted at 8:49 AM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 08:31:52-05

BILLINGS - The Billings Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the driver of a vehicle which seriously injured a pedestrian and fled the scene.

The incident happened on Dec. 2 at about 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Central Avenue when a dark gray vehicle struck a 25-year-old Billings man. The man suffered serious and life-threatening injuries, police said in a press release issued Wednesday morning.

The vehicle sustained damage to the front driver side and radiator and left several parts at the scene (see attached photo).

Officers followed radiator fluid trails from the scene to the area of Elysian Road, but were unable to locate the vehicle, the press release states.

Investigators believe the vehicle left the scene and traveled west on Central Avenue to 32nd Street West, south to the Gabel Road area then to Zoo Drive, across the interstate around the Goodman Drive area, then to the area of Elysian Road, police said.

Police are asking mechanics, neighbors, or friends to contact the police department with any information about vehicles or vehicle repairs matching the description around the time of the incident. Police are also asking for assistance about the possible make and model of the vehicle based on the picture of the parts left at the scene.

Also, any residents or business owners in those areas are asked to check their surveillance cameras for any vehicles matching the description around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 657-8200.