Crime & Courts

DeKalb County Sheriff seeks runaway wanted in reported hit and run after Yorkville man injured

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the driver of a 2010 blue Ford Flex wanted in connection to a reported hit-and-run incident over the weekend, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

According to the report, a 37-year-old Yorkville man suffered severe but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by DeKalb paramedics to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital for treatment.

The incident occurred about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver wanted in connection to the hit and run was driving a Ford Flex east on Perry Road and disobeyed a stop sign at Route 23, according to the release.

The Yorkville man was driving a blue 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee north on Route 23 when his car was struck on the driver’s side by the front end of the Ford Flex.

After the two vehicles collided, they hit a third car in the front, although that driver was uninjured.

The driver of the Ford Flex isn’t known, although the sheriff’s office reports he allegedly fled the scene on foot and has not yet been located as of Monday, DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Sullivan said.

The crash remains under investigation.