On June 1, 2010, at approximately 7:30 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported hit and run collision on Red Rock Loop Road, about half a mile north of Red Rock State Park, Sedona. Upon arrival deputies learned that a car, occupied by two adult and two juvenile tourists, was hit by a white sport utility vehicle (SUV). The SUV displayed an Arizona license plate and a partial plate number of 7VT was provided to deputies. It is unknown what occurs before or after these characters. The victim’s car was a white 2010 Chevy Malibu which burst into flames and was destroyed. The occupants were not injured. Further details as to speed and road position are not currently available.
The white SUV suspect vehicle was headed south on Red Rock Loop Road when the left front section of the vehicle collided with the left front side of the victim’s northbound vehicle. After the collision, the suspect vehicle turned around and headed north on Red Rock Loop Road. The suspect vehicle had very dark window tint and thus no description of its driver or occupants was available.
A “V8 Magnum” side fender emblem from a Dodge brand vehicle was found on the ground at the scene which indicates the suspect’s SUV is most likely a Dodge Durango. Model year is unknown at this time. An amber piece from a turn signal lens and a clear piece of a headlight lens were also found. There should be substantial left-front body damage to the suspect vehicle. An attempt to locate message was broadcast to the Sedona Police Department, but the suspect vehicle was not found. It is unknown if the suspect vehicle is from the Sedona area or was just passing through.
Again, please be on the lookout for a white Dodge Durango, partial Arizona plate number of 7VT, tinted windows, with substantial left front body damage including damage to turn signal and headlight lens covers. If anyone has information regarding the location of this vehicle/suspect driver, please contact YCSO at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. The driver of the suspect vehicle is encouraged to do the right thing and contact YCSO immediately.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at
(928) 771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov