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3 in custody after two hit-and-runs


Montgomery police officer took three people into custody following two hit-and-run crashes Tuesday afternoon. The suspects' identities are not yet known.

Police department spokeswoman Martha Earnhardt tells WSFA 12 News a preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle with three people inside it was traveling down Carter Hill Road in front of Jefferson Davis High School when the driver struck another vehicle.

The driver did not stop after the crash, and the driver of the second vehicle flagged down a nearby school security officer to whom they reported the crash and pointed toward the fleeing automobile.

The fleeing vehicle struck another vehicle as the went through the intersection of Hermitage and McGhee. The crash caused the fleeing vehicle to overturn in the roadway.

Police say all three people inside the overturned automobile fled the scene on foot but were taken into custody a short time later.

A total of four people were transported to area hospitals for what are believed to be minor injuries.

Bear Elementary School was briefly placed on lock down during the situation.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed at this moment.

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