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At approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 17, officers of the Morgantown Police Department responded to the area of Walnut Street for a report of a car bumper laying on the sidewalk. Officers arrived on scene and found what appeared to be a vehicle accident where a vehicle drove into a business located at the corner of Walnut and Spruce Street.
The Morgantown Fire Department responded to the scene and secured the building. Officers have been in contact with the owner of the business and continue to collect evidence. The vehicle is a registered rental vehicle and is identified as a silver Nissan with a VA license plate number UTB-7824. The vehicle will have significant damage to the front end and is missing the front bumper entirely.
Officers are following up on locating the suspected driver and vehicle. The case is still under investigation and will be updated when additional information becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Morgantown Police Department at 304-284-7522 ext. 0.