Crime

Driver, company van sought after hit-run mailbox collision in Manatee

Deputies are looking for a vehicle after the driver apparently lost control, ran off the road and collided with a mailbox along 12th Street East this morning.

At 7:35 a.m. Sunday, the vehicle was northbound on 12th Street East from 62nd Avenue East. The driver lost control and traveled northeast off the east shoulder. The front of the vehicle collided with the mailbox in the 6100 block, then left the scene heading north on 12th Street.

The vehicle was described as a white van, possibly an Econoline with blue writing for a company name that started with an A, contained two or three words, and ended with "Service."

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any knowledge about the hit-and-run vehicle or driver are asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800. The crash investigator is Trooper L.M. Barnett.

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