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Search continues for Hwy 85 hit and run driver

Traffic backed up on Highway 85 on Tuesday April 9, 2024. (Submitted) Traffic backed up on Highway 85 on Tuesday April 9, 2024. (Submitted)
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Police are looking for a driver who fled the scene after a crash on Highway 85 southbound Tuesday morning.

The collision, near the Wellington Street exit around 7:50 a.m., caused major delays during the morning commute.

The driver who police are looking for was in a black Honda Civic that collided with a transport truck carrying diesel fuel, according to Waterloo regional police.

No injuries were reported but fuel spilled onto the road.

The Civic was found a short distance away from the scene of the crash but the driver had fled the area.

As of 12:15 p.m., police said proper environmental safety and cleaning measures had been completed.

The southbound highway was fully reopened shortly before 6 p.m.

Police are asking anyone with information or dash cam footage of the crash to contact them at 519-570-9777, ext. 6399.

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