UPDATE (12:21 p.m.): Elmira Police tell 18 News that the driver, Ashley Spencer, 32 of Elmira, has been located is now facing charges.

Courtesy EPD

Elmira Police say that officers followed a trail of vehicle debris and fluids to the 1100 block of College Ave and located the vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Durango. Police say Spencer was found hiding in a crawlspace of a residence near where the vehicle was located.

Spencer was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Moved From Lane Unsafely and Unreasonable Speed.


ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Elmira Police responded to an accident early Thursday morning where the vehicle appeared to have fled the scene.

The accident happened on College Ave. near Roe Street where a telephone pole was struck and a No Parking sign was pulled out out of the ground.

There is currently no information regarding the vehicle that was involved.

This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.