Alliance Man Charged in Scottsbluff Hit and Run Causing over $25,000 of Damage

 

By SHAUN FRIEDRICHSEN

News Director

 

An Alliance man is facing charges from a hit-and-run accident in Scottsbluff earlier this month that caused more than $25,000 of damage to a storage building.

According to Tony Straub, operations captain for the Scottsbluff Police Department, officers began investigating the incident after they were dispatched to 1215 W 36th Street at 4:30 a.m. on June 17. A video of the incident showed an unknown semi with a trailer attempting to turn around in the lot.

Tire tracks at the scene indicated that the semi backed the trailer into a power pole, “shearing the pole off and disconnecting power to the businesses in the area.” The vehicle then backed into the storage units located at the scene.

An investigation ensued, identifying the driver of the semi as Javier Figueroa, 23, of Alliance. Figueroa was charged with failing to report an accident and leaving the scene of an accident.

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