March 22, 2013

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Poughkeepsie police have full description of vehicle that killed high school student

POUGHKEEPSIE – Police in Poughkeepsie says they have developed information confirming that a dark red to black pickup truck was the vehicle that killed Shequila Brown, 18, the city resident who was struck at the intersection of Church and South Hamilton streets on March 13.

The vehicle was loud with “dually” style rear wheels, had its tailgate missing or down, had a silver or gray tool box in the back and a large front chrome grill.  The vehicle was last seen leaving the scene driving east on Church Street, the eastbound arterial, and running the red light at the intersection of South Clinton and Church Street.

The Beulah Baptist Church is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for hitting, killing and leaving the scene of the evening accident.

The police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle that matches that description.  Anyone with information on the vehicle is asked to call Poughkeepsie City police at 845-451-4000 or 451-7577.

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