Police ask for help to find hit-and-run suspect

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POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia State Police is asking for help to find a hit-and-run suspect in an incident that severely injured a woman.

According to a release, police are looking for 49-year-old Homer Derwood Boggess, Jr. of Amelia County.

He is wanted for a hit-and-run that occurred on Clement Town Road in Powhatan County around 12 p.m. on May 30.

Police say Boggess was driving a maroon 1999 Ford Expedition southbound on Clement Town Road when he rear-ended a 2017 Ford Transit 350 passenger van, which had slowed down to make a turn.

Both vehicles stopped in the roadway, and as the driver of the van started walking toward the Expedition, Boggess drove off.

However, the Expedition sustained heavy damage in the crash and became disable about four miles away.

Police say Boggess tried to hide the vehicle behind some bushes near the road and then ran away, leaving behind a 55-year-old woman who was his passenger and who suffered serious injuries in the crash.

She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Boggess is accused of felony hit-and-run, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license.

He is described as a white male with brown hair and eyes. He is 6-foot-1 and weighs 195 pounds.

Police say the driver of the van, a 55-year-old Powhatan County man, was not hurt.

The crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with information on Boggess whereabouts or on the crash itself is asked to call the Virginia State Police at (804) 553-3445 or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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