FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: Fort Smith police have released more photos and surveillance footage of the truck they are searching for that was believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on November 16.
According to a press release from the Fort Smith Police Department, investigators believe the vehicle is a Ford F250 or F350 with a model year of 2011-2016. It could have extensive damage to the passenger side window.
Police ask the public to pay close attention to the truck’s panel in the tailgate, which is typically seen in Platinum, Limited, and King Ranch editions, as well as the items in the bed of the ruck for anything that might help in identifying the vehicle and its driver.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Fort Smith police are looking for a suspect involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident that occurred on November 16.
According to a press release, the Fort Smith Police Department is looking for a black Ford Platinum or King Ranch four-door truck in connection to the accident on Rogers Avenue.
Police say the truck will have heavy damage on the passenger side of the vehicle.
According to a crash report, the accident happened around 11:43 p.m. at 5672 Rogers Avenue.
The report says John Stephens, 21, and a female passenger were headed west in a 2011 Honda on Rogers Avenue in the outside lane. The driver of the Ford was headed east on Rogers and started to make a left turn into a shopping center parking lot in front of the Honda.
According to the report, the Honda hit the Ford on the passenger side. Both the Stephens and the passenger were thrown from the Honda.
The report says the Ford then fled the scene before officers arrived on scene.
According to the report, Stephens was killed in the crash, but the passenger survived. Stephens’ body was taken to the Sebastian County Coroner’s Office. The injured passenger was taken to Mercy Hospital Fort Smith.
The report says the weather was clear and road conditions were dry.
If anyone has any information regarding the accident, contact Fort Smith police at 479-709-5100.