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Video shows Meridian hit-and-run vehicle

Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 21:49:33-05

A resident living near the intersection of Locust Grove Road and Mastiff Street in south Meridian has provided police with an outdoor security camera video showing the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident early Monday.

Police say a 15-year-old girl who was crossing the street was struck by a southbound vehicle. She was later hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

“In the video, you see the driver run the flashing red school crossing light, then swerve -- as contact as made with the victim,” said Meridian Police Sgt. Matt Parsons.

The driver then continued southbound on Locust Grove. (The vehicle is seen in the center of the picture.)

“The resident provided us with the video after seeing media reports of the collision,” Parsons said.

Two witnesses have also come forward –- one who was behind the vehicle at the time, and another who was waiting at a nearby stop sign and rendered aid to the injured girl.

Police now say the suspect vehicle was a white passenger car. Initial reports released Monday described the car as tan or champagne-colored. Parsons said police are looking for a vehicle with driver's side-view mirror damage.

“We are hoping this video will be useful in helping people recognize the vehicle and possibly help us identify who the driver was,” Parsons said.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is urged to call the Meridian Police Department at the non-emergency dispatch number, 208-377-6790