Police looking for 'hit-and-run' driver
The Willows police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled after a vehicle collision resulting in injuries on Saturday, shortly after the Christmas Light Parade.
The crash injured a 15-year-old who was a passenger in one of the three vehicles involved in the collision.
Sgt. Carl Walter said Sandra Mings, 25, of Willows, called the police about 6:40 p.m. after she was rear-ended on Wood Street at Plumas, where she had stopped behind another vehicle.
Walter said Mings’ 2005 Chrysler van was struck from behind by a white pickup, which propelled her into the rear of a 1991 Honda driven by Cole Entz, 18.
Entz had two passengers, Amanda Flannery, 15, who was injured, and another 14-year-old female.
Walter said Entz had stopped while eastbound on Wood Street near Plumas Street to allow a woman with a shopping cart to cross the street in front of him. She was not involved in the collision and was not identified.
After the pickup struck Mings, it fled the area, Walter said.
Walter said that all parties in the victims’ vehicles complained of assorted pain, but no visible injuries were observed.
Mings and Amanda Flannery were transported by family members to Glenn Medical Center for further evaluation, he said.
The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a mid- to full-sized white pickup truck, which likely sustained moderate to serious front end damage, possibly with the left front headlight dangling by the wires, Walter said.
The vehicle was believed to have fled on North Plumas Street, police said.
Walter is asking anyone with information on the pickup or its driver to contact the Police Department at 934-3456.