Man arrested on warrant in connection with hit-and-run crash in Carbondale that injured pedestrian; police seize vehicle

A man remains in custody in connection with a hit-and-run crash investigation in Carbondale, Ill.
Published: Sep. 28, 2023 at 5:47 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 22, 2023 at 9:16 AM CST
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was arrested on a warrant in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian seriously injured.

According to Carbondale police, 37-year-old Dewone D. Miller, of Marion, was spotted in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane around 6:29 p.m. on Monday, November 13. He initially ran from officers, but was caught after a brief chase and arrested on a warrant charging him with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving personal injury and aggravated battery.

Miller was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

On Sunday, Nov. 19, police received a tip from the public that led them to get a search warrant for a location in Herrin where the gray 2019 Nissan Rogue was found hidden under a tarp in the backyard of a home. The vehicle was seized as part of the investigation.

Carbondale police are looking for this 2010 Nissan Rogue with Illinois license plate K60 0864.
Carbondale police are looking for this 2010 Nissan Rogue with Illinois license plate K60 0864.(Carbondale Police Department)

Back on Tuesday, September 26, police responded to the 400 block of East Walnut Street around 7:30 p.m. for a report of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian.

Police say the suspect vehicle was last seen turning south on South Graham Street from East Walnut Street.

The pedestrian was hospitalized for treatment of their injuries. As of Tuesday, Nov. 21, police say the victim remains hospitalized.