VOLGA – A 17-year-old runaway from Volga was involved in a hit-and-run accident while driving a stolen car Tuesday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.
The two-vehicle accident was reported at 7 p.m. Tuesday and occurred in the Valley Mart parking lot in Volga, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.
“Upon arrival, one of the vehicles, which was a 2005 blue Chevy Impala, fled the scene heading south on Caspian Avenue at speeds of 50 mph in the 35-mph zone. The deputy pursued the vehicle, which stopped on a gravel road at the intersection of Caspian Avenue and 212th Street, due to the driver’s vision being obstructed from the damaged vehicle,” Sebring said.
“The vehicle was found to have been stolen from Vermillion on Friday,” he said.
“The 17-year-old driver from Volga was found to be a runaway from (the Department of Corrections) in Sioux Falls. He is currently being held in (the Juvenile Detention Center) in Sioux Falls and is facing charges of theft of a motor vehicle, speeding, failure to maintain financial responsibility, leaving the scene of an accident, no valid driver’s license, reckless driving, eluding law enforcement, and a probation violation,” Sebring said.
The 2005 Chevy Impala that was stolen received approximately $3,550 worth of damage, and the 2009 Ford F150 that was involved in the accident in the parking lot received approximately $4,200 worth of damage, Sebring said.
The incident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office, he added.