Community support helped the Danville Police Department locate the black four-door vehicle involved in last Saturday's hit-and-run accident on Franklin Turnpike involving a motorcycle, which resulted in the death of 26-year-old Danville resident Tyler Herndon. Now, police are asking for more help with the case.
The Danville Police Department released a photograph of a black 4-door vehicle on April 5, which they believed may have been involved in the hit and run accident. The citizens of Danville and the region overwhelmingly responded. Hundreds of tips were sent in and some members of the community provided invaluable leads which allowed the vehicle to be identified as a 2015 Buick Verano, which was located and is now in the custody of the Danville Police Department. Investigators have worked around the clock to vet the numerous leads and continue to actively investigate this case.
The Danville Police Department thanks everyone who called, emailed, texted, messages, or used any means to get information on the vehicle in this case.
The Danville Police Department continues to ask anyone who saw the suspected driver, knows the suspected driver, spoke to the suspected driver after the incident, saw the suspect vehicle before or after this incident last Saturday and its driver, or witnessed any portion of this accident to contact the Danville Police Department. A conversation with investigators may help further this investigation to conclusion.
Also, anyone who lives in the area between the Gas House on Franklin Turnpike and Orphanage Road or any connecting streets running off of Franklin Turnpike between those two streets, including the Shadow Wood neighborhood, who has video cameras capturing vehicle traffic, are asked to review the video from last Saturday for the black vehicle photo attached between 3:15 and 3:45 p.m. Anyone possessing video or who wishes for the Danville Police Department to review your video in that area please contact at the options below.
Anyone providing information that leads to an arrest in this case will be eligible for a cash reward. The platforms include calling patrol at 799-6510, investigations at 799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, message through social media, or use our crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#. Information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.
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