Virginia State Police Release New Vehicle Info in Hit-and-Run Case

Nov 4th, 2010 | By | Category: National News

Police have released new information about the hit-and-run vehicle that stuck a tow truck driver early Sunday, Oct. 31, on Interstate 95 in Virginia, according to a news report.

Officials now believe a dark blue 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt or 2008 Pontiac G5 struck the 36-year-old tow truck driver and the 20-year-old woman he was assisting on the northbound right shoulder of I-95 around 4:30 a.m. The vehicle fled the scene without stopping, the report states.

The Cobalt or G5 will have significant damage to its passenger side, and is missing a passenger-side mirror.

In a Virginia State Police news release, Sgt. Richard Burton thanked the public for all the information concerning the incident that came in, crediting the help in determining the year, make and model of the vehicle in question. Earlier this week officials were searching for a dark blue Volkswagen sedan. He asks for the public’s continued help in locating the car and its driver, according to the report.

The woman, Robyn Silcox, of Stafford, a 2008 Stafford High School graduate and a junior at Old Dominion University, is recovering from serious injuries and has more surgery planned. She credits the tow truck driver, of Anytime Towing in Ruther Glen, for spotting the oncoming vehicle before it hit them and managing to mostly push her out of its path, saving her life, the report states.

The driver also survived, but details on his recovery have not yet been released.

Anyone with information about the crash or vehicle is asked to contact the Virginia State Police Area 44 Office in Caroline County at 804-633-6799 or e-mail the office at: area44@vsp.virginia.gov.