Officers hunt driver in Columbia crash


Published: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 9:44 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 9:44 a.m.

Officers conducted a manhunt for a driver who left the scene of a Columbia County crash with injuries Sunday night, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Troopers and Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies using police dogs searched for the driver of a van that witnesses said veered into the path of an approaching car, according to FHP. The wreck occurred on County Road 238, north of October Road, at about 8:42 p.m.

A van, driven by Joseph A. Corrao, 37, of Lake City, was heading east on CR 238 when it drove into the path of a westbound Acura carrying Christopher Cody Glenn, 22, of Lake City, and Randall Lee Proffitt, 24, of Lake Butler, troopers reported. The two vehicles collided in an angled, head-on type of collision.

Corrao left the scene, and officers started a manhunt, according to FHP. After a brief search, Corrao was located.

The three occupants were taken to area hospitals, all in serious condition, troopers reported.

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