Reporting Tim Jimenez
By Tim Jimenez and Robin Rieger
EVESHAM TWP., N.J. (CBS) – Police in South Jersey continue their search Thursday for a victim of a hit-and-run crash Tuesday night.
Evesham Township Police say an elderly man hit someone while driving but they don’t know who or where the victim is.
“There’s a possibility it could be a female or male with long hair,” said Evesham Police Sergeant Joseph Friel.
That information was gleaned from the smashed windshield of a 1997 blue Ford Taurus, driven by an 81-year-old Cherry Hill man. Hair stuck in the broken glass was determined to be human, tests are pending on the blood found there as well.
An officer stopped the man on East Main Street and Knox Boulevard shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday for erratic driving. The officer noticed the windshield and front-end damage on the man’s car. They say he hit someone Tuesday night, but they don’t know who.
“Not only can we not locate a victim, but we can’t even locate the area of collision,” Friel said. “A two-hour time frame we’re dealing with, it could be anywhere and it may not be in Evesham Township.”
Friel says the driver wasn’t under the influence or didn’t have medical issues. Police tried to retrace his steps, but found nothing new. They fear someone was killed or seriously hurt. Now police continue their search.
“ATV’s, a New Jersey State Police helicopter searching. Our K-9′s are out and a lot of manpower,” Friel said.
He adds that the accident could have happened sometime between 6 p.m. when he left the Apple Store at Cherry Hill Mall and 8 p.m Tuesday, within an hour radius of Cherry Hill Mall.
Anyone with information is asked to call Evesham police at (856) 983-1111.