On Saturday May 28th, 2011in the late night hours officers from the DeFuniak Springs Police responded to a hit and run vehicle crash in the area of Shoemaker Drive, U.S. Highway 90 and Lakeview Drive.
When officers arrived on scene it was found that a 1996 Chevy Silverado Truck registered to Bobbie Gail Kemp of DeFuniak Springs traveled west on U.S. Highway 90 to Shoemaker Drive where it made a right turn striking a 2001 Toyota Car waiting to enter U.S. Highway 90 from Shoemaker Drive. The Toyota Car was being driven by William Prescott also of DeFuniak Springs.
After the Chevy Truck struck the Toyota Car it continued to travel north bound on Shoemaker Drive fleeing the scene of the accident. The Chevy Truck was found quickly thereafter in the area of Shoemaker Drive and Lakeview Drive overturned and abandoned in the wood line.
There were no reported injuries at the time of crash and the investigation is still ongoing.
Lieutenant Tilman Mears
Special Operations Division Commander
Office: (850) 892-8513
Fax: (850) 892-8516