Driver flees crash on Hwy 49 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Driver flees crash on Hwy 49

A Forrest County woman is in Forrest General Hospital after a two-car accident on Highway 49 north of Hattiesburg Tuesday night.

According to a witness on the scene, both vehicles were southbound. A blue Camaro with Oklahoma plates pulled out into the passing lane at a high rate of speed and slammed into the rear of the woman's car. Her vehicle spun out of control and slid into a ditch. The Camaro flipped and ended up in the median on its roof. The witness says the driver of the camaro then left his vehicle and fled the scene.

Seven on Your Side saw a police canine unit brought to the scene apparently to search the Camaro, but Hattiesburg Police officials said the canine was not used to search the vehicle.

It is unknown at this time whether the driver of the camaro was apprehended, nor do we know the extent of the woman's injuries.

Check back for updates as they come in.

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