Vehicle Hit Pedestrian on Freeway, Drove Away

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RENO, Nev. -- Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) officials are looking for more information on an early morning hit-and-run.

NHP officials say 24-year-old Derrick Colby Drake, of Sparks, was walking on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near the Spaghetti Bowl at about 6:20am when a vehicle hit him and drove away. His injuries are substantial, according to officials, but not life-threatening.

Because a large amount of glass was left at the scene of the accident, officials suspect the vehicle has significant damage. Investigators say the pedestrian was intoxicated at the time of the accident but do not know the condition of the driver.

According to the Nevada Revised Statutes, any driver who does not stop after being involved in an accident which results in death or bodily harm commits a category B felony.

If you saw the accident or have any more information about it, please call NHP Trooper Glenn Rigdon at the Department of Public Safety communication center (775) 687-0400. Refer to case #130323577.