Police: Driver in early Sunday morning crash vandalized several lawns on North Derby Road prior

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DERBY — Police say a 20-year-old man from Charleston who crashed his vehicle in Derby early Sunday morning, was the same driver who tore through and damaged several lawns in the area prior to the crash.

Travon Colburn is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful mischief, and negligent operation following the incident.

Police say a single-vehicle crash was reported on Darling Hill Road at around 2:13 a.m.

The driver of the 2014 Toyota Tundra was not located at the crash scene when authorities arrived.

The truck was headed south on Darling Hill near the intersection of Shattuck Hill when it failed to negotiate a corner.

It traveled into the oncoming lane and off the road where it hit several trees and damaged a TV/Internet line located on a utility pole.

Later in the morning, police were notified of damage to multiple properties located on North Derby Road.

One of the victims told police that a truck was seen driving through a number of lawns at around 2:00 a.m.

Police say two other lawns in the neighborhood located on North Derby Road and Lakeview Drive had significant damage from a large vehicle.

“Further investigation revealed that Travon Colburn was the operator of the crashed vehicle and was also identified as the culprit who purposefully caused damage to the multiple properties,” a statement issued by Trooper Mikkola reads.

Colburn was issued a citation to appear in court to answer to the charges.

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