Ocean County Police Looking For Pole-Splitting Hit & Run Driver
Police in Manchester, Ocean County are asking for help finding the driver who ran into a utility pole, splitting it in half, at the corner of Commonwealth Boulevard and Champlain Street on Monday night and somehow managed to drive away in a severely damaged pickup truck.
According to police, a little after 11 pm Monday, they received a call about wires down and found a severed pole but no vehicles at the site. What they did find was a fluid trail leading away from the scene on Commonwealth Boulevard, which eventually dissipated near Beacon Street.
An accident investigation revealed that multiple parts from a vehicle were left at the scene. A search of one of the serial numbers printed on what appeared to be part of a front bumper revealed that it belonged to a 2016-2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. The vehicle is believed to have sustained heavy front-end damage.
Police believe someone has to know more about Monday night's hit and run crash. If you have any information concerning this incident, contact the Manchester Township Police Department at 732-657-6111.