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Police: Charges coming in fire hydrant hit-and-run

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Authorities believe they have identified the hit-and-run driver who severely damaged a fire hydrant in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County.

Police superintendent Richard Hammon no charges have officially been filed so far, but would be filed soon.

The tractor-trailer driver struck the hydrant on Pleasant View Drive and then left fled the scene of the crash Monday morning.

United Water Pennsylvania spokesman Robert Manbeck has said about 200,000 gallons of water were lost and damage was estimated at $3,000. No customers were without service.

Hammon said police identified the driver through surveillance video at a nearby warehouse.

He said the trucker admitted that he backed into the curb while turning around, but denied hitting the hydrant.

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