Hit and run investigation in Montgomery County


May 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run property damage accident Tuesday night. Sheriff’s officials say the incident happened on Highway 71 at around 10:20-p.m., a few miles south of Mortons Mill.

According to the Sheriff’s report, a tractor-trailer driven by 29-year old James M. Hecker, of Trimont, MN, was traveling north on Highway 71 just south of the 36 mile-marker, when a southbound diesel pickup truck pulling an unknown item, hit the left front of the semi’s trailer. The collision resulted in damage to the left top corner of the trailer and the transfer of red paint from the item being towed by the other vehicle.

The driver of the unknown vehicle continued south to 170th Street before turning west at a high rate of speed. None of the persons working in nearby farm fields observed anything unusual at the time of the incident, but a check of the collision scene resulted in the recovery of a broken antenna from the semi’s cab. Damage from the incident amounted to just over $3,000.

Anyone with information about the operator of the other vehicle involved in the collision, is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, at 712-623-5107.