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June 21, 2013

UPDATE: Troopers narrow search for hit-and-run vehicle

Dark-colored Ford pickup truck sought by investigators

— The Alabama State Troopers Office has narrowed its search for a dark-colored pickup truck that left the scene of Tuesday’s hit-and-run accident on I-65 northbound near mile marker 363.

State troopers announced Friday that investigators are seeking a dark-colored Ford F-150 Heritage. The vehicle is believed to be a 1998 to 2004 model with damage to the right side.

Previously, an alert had been issued for a vehicle described by witnesses as a black or dark blue Chevy Silverado or Dodge Ram pickup truck.

James “Jim” Shaddy Jr., 69, of Petersburg, Tenn., was killed at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday after a pickup truck collided with the 2002 GMC Envoy driven by Shaddy’s daughter, Jane Osgood.

Osgood and the SUV’s other two occupants, Grace Osgood, 10, and Mary Beck, 72, were injured in the wreck, which happened across from the Alabama Welcome Center near the Alabama-Tennessee border. All three were treated and released by Wednesday morning.

A bystander from the accident scene is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and arrest of the driver who left the scene.

To report information about the vehicle or its driver, contact the state troopers by dialing *HP via cellphone or calling 256-533-4202. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 256-232-0111.

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