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Arrest Warrants Issued for Man Involved in Fairmont Hit-and-Run

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The Fairmont Police Department has obtained arrest warrants for Robert Hawkins, 48 of Spruce Street, Fairmont, in connection with the hit and run incident on East Park Avenue that sent a 21-year-old woman to Ruby Memorial Hospital Oct. 31.

Hawkins is facing two charges filed by Detective A. Hayhurst including leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury and failure to notify police, according to the Marion County Magistrate Clerk's office. Fairmont Police said Hayhurst admitted to leaving the scene, not realizing he hit a person.

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Fairmont police have located the vehicle and person they believe is responsible for a hit and run in Fairmont on Thursday.

Marion County 911 officials said they dispatched emergency crews to Fairmont Thursday night after a 21-year-old woman was found on East Park Avenue.

Fairmont police said the woman was hit in the road by a person driving a truck or SUV. Police said the person driving the vehicle did not stop and try to help the woman who was hit.

Police have interviewed the person they believe to be responsible for the hit and run and will talk to prosecutors on Monday about the charges that are pending.

Police said the person admitted to leaving the scene, not realizing they hit a person.

HealthNet's ground unit took the woman to Ruby Memorial Hospital, according to Fairmont police. She is currently in stable condition. Her name has not yet been released.

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Marion County authorities responded to the scene of a hit-and-run Thursday night.

Marion County 911 officials said they dispatched emergency crews to Fairmont just after 10 p.m. after a 21-year-old woman was found on East Park Avenue.

Fairmont police said the woman was hit in the road by an unknown person driving a truck or SUV. Police said the person driving the vehicle did not stop and try to help the woman who was hit.

HealthNet's ground unit took the woman to Ruby Memorial Hospital, according to Fairmont police. She is currently in stable condition. Her name has not yet been released.

Fairmont police said the vehicle was traveling east out of town and said it sustained minor front-end damage due to the collision, including a broken bug shield and grill.

Police are currently processing other evidence to obtain a more complete description of the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Detective Adrian Hayhurst with Fairmont police at 304-366-2217. An anonymous email can also be sent to tipline@fairmontwv.gov.

West Virginia State Police, the Marion County Rescue Squad, and the Fairmont Fire Department also responded to the scene.