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Passenger hurt in North Main Street crash

The driver fled and a passenger was hurt in a single-vehicle accident on North Main Street Wednesday evening.

The crash happened at 6:43 p.m. in the 200 block of North Main Street, directly in front of First Baptist Church near the intersection with Finney Avenue.

A city press release stated that an older model pick-up truck left the roadway, struck two poles and damaged a raised planting bed in front of the church.

The adult male driver fled the scene on foot immediately following the crash, the city press release stated. A police K-9 was at the scene.

The adult male passenger was ground transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

The southbound lanes of North Main Street were closed following the crash, but all lanes reopened to through traffic at 7:43 p.m., the press release stated. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.