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Police: Car in LaGrange hit and run may be stolen

Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

LaGrange firefighters check a grey Ford Taurus along a fence on Jackson Street after the car was involved in a wreck Thursday. LaGrange police report the Taurus failed to yield at a stop sign at Parker Street, colliding with a Honda Accord. The male driver of the Taurus fled, and officers said a woman later came to the scene and said it was her recently stolen car.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/07/web1_WEB0710Jackson12.jpgLaGrange firefighters check a grey Ford Taurus along a fence on Jackson Street after the car was involved in a wreck Thursday. LaGrange police report the Taurus failed to yield at a stop sign at Parker Street, colliding with a Honda Accord. The male driver of the Taurus fled, and officers said a woman later came to the scene and said it was her recently stolen car.

Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGrange firefighters check a grey Ford Taurus whose driver failed to yield at a stop sign at the corner of Parker and Jackson streets, according to police. It collided with a Honda Accord and the Taurus’ male driver fled. Officers said shortly after the wreck, a woman showed up at the scene and reported that the Taurus was her recently stolen car.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/07/web1_WEB0710Jackson22.jpgLaGrange firefighters check a grey Ford Taurus whose driver failed to yield at a stop sign at the corner of Parker and Jackson streets, according to police. It collided with a Honda Accord and the Taurus’ male driver fled. Officers said shortly after the wreck, a woman showed up at the scene and reported that the Taurus was her recently stolen car.

Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

A white Honda Accord sits damaged on Jackson Street after it was struck by a Ford Taurus that police said failed to stop at Parker Street. No one was reported injured in the wreck.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/07/web1_WEB0710Jackson32.jpgA white Honda Accord sits damaged on Jackson Street after it was struck by a Ford Taurus that police said failed to stop at Parker Street. No one was reported injured in the wreck.

Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGRANGE — LaGrange police are investigating a hit and run accident at the corner of Jackson and Parker streets that may have involved a stolen vehicle.

The wreck occurred just after 2:30 Thursday afternoon in front of the Hillside Apartment complex.

According to the responding officer’s report, a grey Ford Taurus was northbound on Parker Street when it failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of Jackson Street. The car collided with an older model, white Honda Accord.

No one was reported seriously injured in the accident.

An African-American male exited the Ford Taurus after the accident and fled east on Jackson Street, a witness reported to police.

Shortly after the collision, a woman showed up at the scene to report her Ford Taurus stolen, the officer reported. She told officers she had parked the car in front of her mother’s home and left the keys in the ignition with the windows open. The victim said an hour later she was notified her car was involved in the accident at Parker and Jackson streets.

She told police she is the only one who drives the vehicle.

The airbags inside the Taurus on the drivers side were deployed.

Police dusted the car for fingerprints.

Officers were still investigating.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.