Police: Semi-truck driver arrested for leaving scene of crash

MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to the Marianna Police Department, a semi-truck driver from Montgomery, Alabama was arrested after reportedly leaving the scene of a crash Saturday night.

Police said the incident happened at about 9:38 Saturday night.

They said officers responded to a multi-vehicle traffic crash in front of a McDonald's.

Witnesses told police a semi-truck that was involved in the crash kept going and did not stop.

Officials said a Marianna police officer was able to catch the semi on Highway 73 just south of US 231.

They said the officer was able to match the damage on the semi with the damage to the vehicle.

During the investigation, police said they learned that a silver Chevrolet driven by Lacinta Davis, of Marianna, crossed Lafayette Street attempting to get on Milton Avenue from McDonald's.

They said Davis struck a white Ford headed east on Lafayette Street.

Police said the impact caused the Chevrolet to spin and go into the westbound lanes of Lafayette Street.

Once in the westbound lanes, police said Davis’s vehicle was struck by a semi driven by Cierra Noble, of Montgomery, Alabama.

Officials said Davis’s front seat passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle by fire rescue personnel.

They also said Davis and the front seat passenger were taken to the hospital and later taken to a different hospital due to their injuries.

Two juvenile passengers in the backseat were reportedly unharmed.

Officers said the semi-truck driver and the driver of the white Ford were uninjured in the crash.

Noble is charged with Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash with Serious Bodily Injury and was taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.