Video Used in Hit and Run Investigation


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Police in Youngstown have an unusual piece of evidence to use in order to catch a hit-and-run driver. Home surveillance video is being used to investigate the accident.

The accident happened early Sunday morning on Hudson Avenue.

James Vaughn caught the accident on tape. Home surveillance video shows a silver, four-door Chevy Impala crash into a parked car, bounce off the wreckage and then hit a post on the front porch of a house across the street. The driver then backs up and drives away.

Vaughn said he initially installed the security cameras at his home to record incidents just like this one.

“Just a concerned citizen looking out for my neighborhood, that’s all I am,” said Vaughn. “I live here. I’ve lived here for 22 years. I just don’t want to see my neighborhood go any badder than what it is.”

Vaughn hopes by coming forward with the video more people will get involved in solving area crimes.

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