Date: November 18, 2000 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Sterling Ivey, 863 534-6377 or 819-0221 pager
Sheriff's Office Looking for Hit and Run Vehicle

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a traffic accident which occurred Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the area of Dairy Road and James Avenue. Investigators are looking for information about a vehicle and its driver which was involved in the hit and run accident.

Polk County Sheriff's Office School Crossing Guard, Patrick Zoller was holding a stop sign in his left hand when a semi truck that did not stop at the cross walk intersection, struck Zoller on the arm. Zoller was not seriously injured and there were no kids in the cross walk at the time of the accident.

The semi came to a stop and the driver, described as a Hispanic Male wearing a white cowboy hat, opened the door of the vehicle and looked back at Zoller. The driver then shut the vehicle door and left the scene. The semi had "American Trailer Leasing" written across the back. Anyone with information about this vehicle or the driver is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 533-0344 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office also wants to remind all motorist that school is still in session and that extreme care and caution should be taken when driving through a school zone.

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