Faribault Police Ask For Help In Finding Hit And Run Suspect
On Tuesday evening there was a sudden hit-and-run that occurred on Willow Street in Faribault.
A neighbor that heard the crash took to mnpraireroots.com to describe what all happened.
Here is Audrey Helbling’s description on what happened:
We are kicked back, relaxing, watching “Will Trent.” And then it happens. BOOM! The undeniable sound of a crash. But we hear no screeching tires that would indicate slamming of brakes.
We pop from our comfy spots to peer out the windows. In the 9:30 pm dark of March, we see a vehicle parked in front of our house, then people walking down the middle of the street, busy Willow Street. Our eyes follow their path to a neighbor’s driveway and a smashed car. Demolished. We see no second vehicle near the crash scene.
Squad cars were soon on the scene to examine the damage. Helbling continues to explain:
Wednesday morning I spoke with the owner of the totaled car. She was sleeping when an unknown vehicle slammed into her unoccupied car parked curbside by her house in the 400 block of Willow Street. I breathed a sigh of relief, told her how thankful I was that she was not in her car. Despite the loss of what she said was her “best” car, she also said she felt blessed.
On behalf of my neighbor, who asked if I am on Facebook (I’m not), I’m posting this information here in hopes that someone can help find the person responsible. State law requires drivers to stop following a crash. The person who parked her vehicle outside our house Tuesday evening was driving on Willow at the time of the incident and did the right thing by immediately stopping upon hearing the BOOM.
The hit-and-run vehicle is likely a large pick-up (or other) truck, probably with significant front-end damage, my neighbor shared. Willow Street is a heavily-traveled arterial street in Faribault. I have to think that someone saw something that may be helpful. Perhaps a doorbell or surveillance camera will show a suspect vehicle.
Helbling ends by stating that if you have any information, contact Faribault police at 507-334-4305. “This includes witnesses, garages, auto body repair shops, salvage yards, and Willow Street residents. If someone you know is suddenly no longer driving their pick-up truck and your gut is telling you something, then do something.”
I was about to call the Faribault Police Department myself to see if there is any leads, but after checking Facebook I noticed they put out a PSA just an hour prior.
On Facebook, FPD explains the following:
The Faribault Police Department is investigating a March 21 hit-and-run crash on Willow Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. The suspect vehicle was possibly a dark-colored pickup with a topper. The vehicle fled the scene and should have significant front-end damage. If you have any information, please give Det. Tony Larson a call at 507-331-1570.
So again, please if you have the slightest information that could help contact the FPD.