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Crash and run in Missoula near Brooks and Russell

By Adam Painter, NBC Montana Today Anchor, apainter@keci.com
Published On: Mar 10 2014 07:22:16 AM MDT
Crash and run near Brooks and Russell
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Missoula police respond to a violent crash.

The accident happened just south of the intersection of Brooks and Russell.

The crash was reported to police at 1:50 this morning.  We arrived at the scene at two o'clock and snapped this picture.

A silver truck had hit the backside of a parked, white van.  The silver truck came to rest on the driver's side door.

Officers say a witness reported the driver had fled the scene of the crash.  From looking at the damage done by the crash, officers said they were surprised the driver was able to run away.

It was raining and 39 degrees at the time of the crash.  Roads were wet, but not icy.