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GPD: Hit & Run Suspect Was Driving Minivan

Greenville Police say the driver who hit four people on South Memorial Drive and took off was driving a minivan after there were conflicting witness reports about the hit and run suspect's vehicle.

Police reconstruction experts identified the vehicle as either a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country minivan made between 2001 and 2006. Police say they are looking for a dark colored minivan with front end damage and possible windshield damage. They say the minivan is missing at least the glass out of the driver's side view mirror if not the entire mirror.

Police say 41-year-old Mynetta Hamilton of Philadelphia, PA was injured in the crash. Also injured was a 6-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl, and 15-year-old girl.

No suspect has been identified.

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Police said the four people injured in a hit and run over the weekend had been attending a family reunion.

Sergeant Joe Friday with Greenville Police said Monday that the children were at a hotel, and had been swimming until a late hour. investigators believe their mother was taking the children to a different location. On their way, the family was hit by an unidentified driver, who then fled the scene.

Police say 41-year-old Mynetta Hamilton of Philadelphia, PA was injured in the crash. Also injured was a 6-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl, and 15-year-old girl.

Witnesses told police that the four were crossing the street on South Memorial Drive in front of the Waffle House around 12:55 a.m. when they were struck by a vehicle.

Witnesses said the vehicle was a light-colored four door sedan, driven by a man.



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Greenville police have released new information on the investigation of a hit and run early Sunday morning.

Police say 41-year-old Mynetta Hamilton of Philadelphia, PA was injured in the crash. Also injured was a 6-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl, and 15-year-old girl.

Police say the victims are still at Vidant Medical Center, at least one has serious injuries to her leg. They say three of the four victims had surgery this morning. All four suffered serious cuts, bruises, and abrasions.

Witnesses told police that the four were crossing the street on South Memorial Drive in front of the Waffle House around 12:55 a.m. when they were struck by a vehicle.

Initially it was reported that a dark-colored minivan struck the four people, but officers have received additional statements from witnesses who said it was a light-colored four door sedan, driven by a male. Witnesses said the car slowed down after impact, nearly coming to a stop, before it fled the scene.

Police ask anyone with information to call them at 252-329-4315.


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