Abingdon Fire Department: Driver flees scene after crashed vehicle catches fire

Virginia

A 3-year-old boy was fatally shot at a child’s birthday party in South Florida, authorities said Sunday.

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — A vehicle caught fire on Friday and crashed near the 13000 block of Rattle Creek Road.

Abingdon Fire Chief John McCormick told News Channel 11 that while the crash is still under investigation, it appeared from marks on the roadway that a high rate of speed caused the crash.

McCormick said the driver fled the scene, and he said witnesses claimed the driver tried hitchhiking as the vehicle remained in flames.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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