By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - A 19-year-old Shenandoah woman damaged four parked vehicles along a six block span before coming to a stop Saturday afternoon in Shenandoah.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, around 5:19pm, Yorkira Cruz, 19, of Shenandoah was travelling westbound on West Lloyd Street, an eastbound one-way, and struck a vehicle on the northbound side of the roadway just west of North West Street, and fled the scene in a 2014 Toyota Rav 4.
Cruz continued down West Lloyd to Chestnut, turned southbound onto Chestnut to Centre, westbound from there to Gilbert, southbound from Gilbert to Oak, and westbound on Oak before coming to a rest just past Oak and Catherine Streets.
Along the way, parked vehicles were struck at Lloyd and Chestnut, Chestnut and Centre, and Oak and Gilbert Streets, including a Kia which was reportedly pushed several parking spaces, downing a street sign, according to witnesses.
In total, four vehicles were struck, including a Ford Escape, a Chevy Cruze, a Chevy HHR, and a Kia Soul.
State Police did not note exactly what caused the accidents.
Responding to the accident scene at West Oak and South Catherine, and assisting State Police .were Shenandoah fire and EMS crews, as well as police from Mahanoy City, Mahanoy Township, East Union Township. West Oak from Catherine to Vine was closed for a time as the investigation occurred.
A hit-and-run crash report was filed for all four incidents, and Cruz will face charges for the traffic incidents.