Police search for hit-and-run driver involved in rollover crash

Police search for hit and run driver involved in rollover crash

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Police in Wilmington are looking for the driver who fled the scene of a rollover crash Monday night.

The wreck happened at the intersection of Carolina Beach Road and Marion Drive just before 7:30 p.m.

Officials say a 63-year-old woman was traveling southbound on Carolina Beach Road when a Buick sedan attempted to cross from Holbrooke Avenue to Marion Drive. Police say the Buick t-boned the victim’s GMC Jimmy, causing it to roll over several times.

The Buick sedan fled the scene westbound on Marion Drive.

The victim was briefly pinned in the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital with a severe injury to her arm and hand but the injury is not considered life threatening.

A portion of the Buick’s front grille was at the scene, leading officers to believe the suspect was driving a 1997-2002 white or light-colored Buick Century.

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