Hit and Run With Injury Investigation
09-20-13 Web Release – Hit and Run with Injury Investigation
On 09-20-13 at 2:40 a.m.officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department were conducting foot patrol when they observed a blue Chevrolet Tahoe strike three pedestrians that were seated on the curb in the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue. Officers observedthe driver of the truck strike the pedestrians’ legs with the passenger side tires. Thedriver of the truck then continued to drive northbound and officers eventually stopped the vehicle in the 300 block of South Illinois Avenue. The driver was identified as Jamonta O. McKnight. McKnight was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash and Failure to Exercise Due Care. McKnight was transported to Jackson County Jail for incarceration. The victims were transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation into this incident is continuing.
Jamonta O. McKnight, Age 24
1005 E. Tyler St., Herrin, IL
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the "Crime Stoppers" tab located on the main page of this website.