Update: Suspects sought after occupants of pickup truck flee the scene of dramatic downtown crash

Posted: April 12, 2024 8:20 am | Last Updated: April 12th, 2024 3:40 pm
By Earl Noble

Police are searching for the occupants of a vehicle following a dramatic crash in downtown St. John’s on Friday morning.

Shortly after 7:00 a.m. crews responded to Casey Street, between Gilbert Street and Brazil Street. The driver of a pickup truck had struck two parked vehicles and crashed through the front of a home. The crash caused significant damage to the residence. Two people were inside the home at the time, one of whom sustaining minor injuries. They were treated at the scene, but did not go to hospital.

It was determined that two occupants of the vehicle, a man and woman, had fled on foot prior to police arrival. Police Dog Services assisted patrol officers with searching for the man and woman, while collision analysts supported the investigation of the scene on Casey Street.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is requesting the assistance of the community in identifying the male and female that left the scene of the collision. The male is described to be tall and slender, wearing a pink button-up shirt, a light brown suit, and a dark jacket. The female is described to be about 5’4” tall, was wearing a bucket hat, and all black clothing.

The RNC is asking anyone with information related to the event, or with video footage from the area, to contact the RNC at 709-729-8000. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com

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