Police: Man flees after collision

The accident halted northbound traffic on 13th St. for over an hour


A truck sits upside-down after a collision with a Jeep in the North bound lane of NW 13th Street at the intersection of NW 16th Avenue. The accident stopped northbound traffic on 13th Street for over an hour.

Brad McClenny / Special to the Sun
Published: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 11:54 p.m.

The northbound lanes of Northwest 13th Street just past Northwest 16th Avenue were closed for more than an hour on Sunday evening when two vehicles collided and one overturned.

Gainesville Police Sgt. Dan Stout said a black Jeep Liberty was traveling northbound on Northwest 13th Street when a black GMC Canyon, which was traveling southbound on 13th Street, turned left onto Northwest 16th Avenue into the path of the Jeep. The two vehicles collided, and the GMC truck overturned.

No one was seriously injured in crash, which was still being investigated Sunday evening. Two people were being treated for minor injuries.

The crash occurred at about 7:30 p.m. and resulted in multiple calls to officers, said Capt. Ed Book.

Stout said the driver of the GMC truck had reportedly fled on foot.

"Right now, we're calling it a hit and run," Stout said.

The truck's two passengers said they were headed to Orlando for a construction job and were able to provide a description of their vehicle's driver.

The driver of the GMC truck is described as a white man. Stout said police were interviewing businesses in the surrounding area.

One of the passengers in the truck, William S. Camp, 40, was arrested for an outstanding warrant for violation of parole out of Sarasota County, Stout said.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call police at 955-1818.

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