Police seek hit and run suspects

Staff Writer
Taft Midway Driller
Taft Midway Driller

Taft Police are seeking two suspects who fled after a hit-and-run crash in downtown Tuesday night that involved the suspect vehicle, a second car. a building and planter.

The incident took place about 6:45 pm at Sixth and Center.

Taft Police said the suspect, driving a gold Isuzu Rodeo south on Sixth, ran the stop sign, drove into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided with a vehicle that was already in the intersection. The Isuzu then struck the front of Messenger Automotive at 531 Center Street.

It wasn't over, though.

The suspect backed the SUV across the street and struck a planter.

At that point, the driver and a male passenger fled on foot, leaving the Isuzu in the planter.

No injuries were reported at the scene and this is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any additional information is encouraged to contact the Taft Police Department at 661-763-3101.