Traffic Crash Investigation
11-18-13 Web Release-Traffic Crash Investigation
On 11-18-13 at 01:58 a.m., the City of Carbondale Police responded to a report of a traffic crash at South University Avenue and West Main Street. Officers learned a vehicle driven by Humberto Barenca was southbound on North University Avenuewhen hestruck a vehicle driving westbound through the intersection of West Main Street causing the vehicle to crash into landscaping and trees at a business before striking the building.Barenca fled the scene, but was later located and arrested for Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Traffic Accident, No Valid Driver’s License, andDisobeying a Traffic Control Device. The driver of the damaged vehicle, along with a passenger in Barenca’s vehicle, were transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Barenca was incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is continuing.
Humberto Barenca, Age 49
1400 N. Illinois Ave. #125
Anyone with information about the 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.