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LAPORTE — Police are seeking help in identifying the driver of a pickup truck accused of striking a disposal company worker Friday afternoon and fleeing the scene.

The employee of the recycling and disposal company was struck at 1 p.m. after just having having returned a recycling container to a residential lawn in the 2900 north block of County Road 950 West in rural Coolspring Township, according to police.

The driver of the pickup truck did not stop after striking the employee, who suffered minor injuries, police said.

Police said they responded to the scene, but were unable to locate the truck or driver.

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The pickup truck being sought is an orange Dodge Ram with an Indiana license plate. The truck may have damage to its passenger side mirror and door frame area, police said.

Anyone with information about the crash and/or suspect vehicle is encouraged to contact Deputy Clemons at 219-326-7700 or by email at aclemons@lcso.in.gov.

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Porter/LaPorte County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.