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UPDATE: Driver Arrested in Hit and Run Accident

By: Rebekah Pewitt, Hattie Cheek Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt, Hattie Cheek Email

UPDATE 1/31/14 @ 5:40 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police have arrested the driver they believe is responsible for a hit and run involving a teenage girl.

Police arrested Nancy L. Mathis, 57, of Huntington and charged her with misdemeanor hit and run causing injury.

Investigators ay Police say Mathis hit the 13-year-old girl at the intersection of 10th street and 9th Avenue about 7 a.m. Friday.

Police said in the criminal complaint that Mathis, who was driving a black/silver Chrysler Sebring convertible, ran a red light and hit the teen, who was in a marked crosswalk, with enough force to knock the girl over the top of the car. Police say the teen was thrown about 20 feet and had injuries to her body and face

hey say she was conscious when taken the hospital. There is no word on her condition. Because the girl is a juvenile her name is not being released.

Friday afternoon, police say they found the suspect car in a parking lot in the 1100 block of 6th Avenue in Huntington.

Investigators say they were able to link the car to the incident by matching evidence which had been located and secured at the original crash scene, by the responding officer.

Following the accident, Police say another driver tried to chase the fleeing vehicle, but lost them when the car ran another red light.

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ORIGINAL STORY 1/31/14 @ 7:48 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police are searching for the driver that ran a red light and hit a teen walking near the intersection of 10th street and 9th Avenue around 7:00 Friday morning.

Police say the 13-year-old girl was thrown about 30 feet and had injuries to her face, but she was conscious. She was taken to a hospital. There is no word on her condition.

They say another driver tried to chase the fleeing vehicle, but lost them when the car ran another red light.

Police say the hit and run vehicle was a silver Chrysler Sebring. The car was last seen heading north on 10th Street.

There is damage to the front and right front on the car.

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