Local police are looking to the public in hopes of identifying a driver who was involved in a hit-and-run earlier this week.

According to the the Newtown Police Department, a Jeep Wrangler that they believe to be a model made sometime between 2007 and 2019, was traveling north on Flat Swamp Road when the driver reportedly collided with a wooden fence that was located on a nearby residential property. After the collision, the driver of the Jeep left the scene.

Police say they suspect that the incident happened some time between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM on Tuesday, May 21, and that the Jeep in question is likely missing a black plastic fender flare from the passenger side.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or could possibly have any information regarding the identity of the driver is encouraged to contact Officer William Hull at 203-426-5841 or by email at william.hull@newtown-ct.gov.

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