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Springfield police seeking public’s help in locating vehicle

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Springfield police seeking public?s help in locating vehicle

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Springfield Police Division is seeking the public’s help in finding a stolen vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday.

The vehicle police are searching for is a dark green, 1996 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck with the license plate, HIS5025.

“The truck is a standard cab fleet-side and has an orange strap holding the tailgate closed,” according to a statement on the Springfield Police Division’s Facebook page. “It should have moderate front-end damage.”

Springfield police located the current owner of the vehicle. But after talking with her, they listed the vehicle as stolen.

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The crash near West Grand and South Lowrey Avenue, left an 18-year-old female trapped in the wreckage until the Springfield Fire Division arrived on the scene. She was then taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.

Robin Trimbach, the mother of the 18-year-old, said her daughter was still unconscious at Miami Valley Hospital as of Monday afternoon. She is in critical condition.

Trimbach said she worries for her two young grandchildren because there has been little sign of improvement in her daughter’s condition.

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At the scene of the crash, the front license plate of the stolen vehicle was left. Police say the rear license plate may still be displayed on the vehicle.

Springfield Police Lt. Matthew Buynak said the investigation into the crash is ongoing — but anyone with any information is urged to contact the police department at 937-324-7680.

“If there is someone in the vehicle or around it, do not approach them or in any way try to stop them - simply call us and let us handle it,” the post said.