Search on for man who crashed stolen car and fled from scene on foot

MARION COUNTY — Area law enforcement is searching for a man who fled on foot from the scene of a Monday morning traffic accident in which the suspect was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle.
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place around 5 a.m. Monday on State Route 161 in Centralia, near Raccoon Grade School.
Reports say the man was driving a vehicle owned by an Iuka woman, Veronica Cox, who later reported the car stolen. The man reportedly struck a pickup truck being driven by 62-year-old Randy Kent, of Centralia.
While both the car and truck sustained significant damage, no injuries were reported.
Anyone with information on the man who fled the accident is urged to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 548-2141.