Crime Stoppers Seeking Tips on Labor Day Hit & Run

By Jeremy Coumbes on September 7, 2023 at 10:59am

Crime Stoppers of Morgan, Scott & Cass Counties are requesting information to assist the Jacksonville Police Department in their investigation of a recent hit-and-run accident on the city’s north side.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 3rd, a vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole in the 200 block of North Prairie Street. The vehicle then left the scene southbound on North Prairie.

The vehicle was described as a black Jeep that will have damage to the front bumper.

The police are asking that anyone who has information concerning this incident, or any other crimes within the three-county area, submit an anonymous tip online by going to or calling Crime Stoppers at 217-243-7300.

Tips may also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers of Morgan, Scott, Cass County mobile app, or by texting to the word CRIMES, that is the number 274637.

The first word of the text tip must be “payout” Crime Stoppers says if your tip leads to an arrest, you are eligible for a cash reward.