Cape police: license plate left at crash scene didn't belong to suspect

The wreck occurred at Broadway & Lorimer in Cape. Two vehicles, a minivan and a SEMO shuttle bus, were left behind.
The wreck occurred at Broadway & Lorimer in Cape. Two vehicles, a minivan and a SEMO shuttle bus, were left behind.
Photo: Rochelle Steffen/Heartland News
Photo: Rochelle Steffen/Heartland News
Photo: Rochelle Steffen/Heartland News
Photo: Rochelle Steffen/Heartland News

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU (KFVS) - Tracking the person who caused a wreck at Broadway and Lorimer Wednesday afternoon is turning out to be a difficult job for Cape Girardeau police.

Police said Wednesday that the person who caused the wreck immediately sped off, but that the impact knocked the license plate from the suspect's vehicle and it was left at the scene.  However, that piece of evidence didn't lead investigators straight to their suspect after all.

"The plate was expired and old," said Cape Girardeau Sgt. Jason Selzer.  "It had been involved in a change of title at one time, and it no longer belongs to the person it checks out to."

"Whoever found the plates took them and put them on their car," Selzer said.

Selzer said police are pursuing other leads and will continue their investigation.

A minivan and a Southeast Missouri State University shuttle bus were also involved in the crash.  Police said Wednesday that someone in the minivan was slightly injured, but that no students on the bus were hurt.

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