ROME, N.Y. – Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a driver who ran away from the scene of a crash in Rome Thursday afternoon.
According to Sheriff Robert Maciol, a deputy was attempting to stop a 2003 Toyota RAV4 on Erie Boulevard, when the driver pulled into the Lowe’s parking lot. Maciol says the vehicle slowed down as if the driver was stopping for the deputy, but then sped away to the back exit of the parking lot that leads to Liberty Street.
The vehicle continued on Liberty Street and ran a stop sign at the intersection with Levitt Street, hitting another vehicle driven by 25-year-old Tiffany Marineau, of Rome, just before 3 p.m.
Marineau was treated for minor injuries at the scene and then taken to Rome Health for further medical evaluation.
Maciol says the RAV4 driver fled the scene on foot and has not yet been located.
The investigation is ongoing as authorities try to identify the driver.