Hit and Run Crash Investigation
On 09-16-2013 at 3:08 p.m. the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 800 block of North Marion Street in reference to a report of a hit and run traffic crash. Officers learned the victim was crossing North Marion Street and was struck by the suspect vehicle, which was traveling south and fled the scene of traffic crash without stopping. The suspect vehicle was described as a white, 2013 Dodge Challenger. The vehicle was located a short time later by officers driven by Aviance E Bryant. Bryant was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Crash, and Aggravated Battery. It was determined that Bryant and the victim are acquaintances and have been involved in previous incidents. Bryant was transported to Jackson County Jail for incarceration. The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation into this incident is continuing.
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Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the "Crime Stoppers" tab located on the main page of this website.