Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
At approximately 12:26 AM on Friday, June 24, 2016, Abingdon Police were dispatched to the 100 block of West Main Street in reference to a hit and run traffic crash with injuries. Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle that had been involved in a rear-end crash caused by another vehicle, that the witness stated left the scene. The traffic crash happened at the intersection of Main Street and Cummings Street.
Abingdon Police are looking for a newer model silver Toyota Tacoma, possibly driven by a male subject wearing a neck brace. The first two letters of the Virginia license plate are thought to be “PE.” The vehicle fled the scene eastbound on Main Street. If you have any information as to the identity of the suspected driver or you witnessed this incident, please contact the Abingdon Police Department at 276-628-3111 or the Crime Tip Line at 1-844-200-8477.
Update on Hit and Run on 6-24-16
The driver, Curtis Tuggle, 54, of Saltville, Virginia, was apprehended and confessed to the hit and run crash. He was charged with felony hit and run, in violation of § 46.2-894 of the Code of Virginia. Tuggle was transported to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail, where he was released on $5,000 unsecured bond.
The passenger, Steven Allison, 46, of Saltville, Virginia, was also charged with Fail to Report Hit and Run, in violation of § 46.2-895 of the Code of Virginia. He was transported to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail, where he was released on $3,000 unsecured bond.