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York police search for suspect after mother, three children hurt in hit-and-run

Police in York are looking for a female driver who fled after a mother and her three children were injured in a hit and run crash Tuesday morning. Police later found the Ford Explorer SUV.
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Police in York are looking for a female driver who fled after a mother and her three children were injured in a hit and run crash Tuesday morning. Police later found the Ford Explorer SUV.

Police in York are looking for a female driver who fled after four people were injured in a hit and run crash Tuesday morning.

The suspect has been identified as Sara Nicole Dawkins and police have a warrant for her arrest, said Lt. Billy Mumaw of the York police department. As of Tuesday evening police were still searching for Dawkins, 25, who is described as light complexioned, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing around 230 pounds.

The two-vehicle crash happened on U.S. 321 near the intersection of California Street, said Capt. Brian Trail of the York Police Department.

Four people, three of whom were children, suffered minor injuries and were transported to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, said Trail and Domenic Manera, York Fire Department chief.

Two girls, ages 12 and 14, and a boy, 11, were injured along with their mother, said Lt. Billy Mumaw of the York Police Department. They were treated at the hospital, then released.

The driver of one of the vehicles, a woman who police later identified as Dawkins, fled in a gray Ford Explorer SUV that was later found near the intersection of Old Pinckney Road and Inman Lane, Trail said.

Officers searched part of U.S. 321 and other areas near where the vehicle was found, said Trail and Lt. Dale Edwards of the York Police Department. A K-9 unit was dispatched to try and track the suspect but was not able to locate the person, Trail said.

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Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald

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