Police seek information in 2011 hit-and-run accident

A 2011 hit-and-run accident on the west side of Pine Bluff is still unsolved and police are asking for help in locating the person responsible.

Officer Richard Wegner said Willie B. Young was struck and killed in the 5200 block of West Barraque Street on Oct. 28 by a motorist who has not been identified.

“With the passage of time, it becomes easier for people to forget about past cases,” Wegner said in a press release. “This, however, does not hold true for the victims and their families. Despite it having been two years, the loss of their loved one is still felt by Mr. Young’s family.”

Wegner said the police department has a standing request of all citizens.

“If you have information on any crime, regardless of time, please share that information with us,” he said. “You never know when you hold the one piece of information that can bring a case to a close.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department Detective Division at 730-2090 and all calls will be kept confidential.