On May 14th at 10:45 P.M., a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk at Downtown Plaza and 3rd Street in Fairmont. Upon arrival by first responders, it became obvious that
the victim had been struck by a vehicle. The suspect vehicle was not at the scene. Ambulance and Air launch was requested, and the victim was airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester with serious injuries.
Through investigation, officers were able to identify a suspect of the driver of the vehicle. The driver gave a written statement that they did not know what they hit and
did not see anything in the roadway and left the scene. Reports have been forwarded to the Martin County Attorney for determination of charges to include leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
The accident report released by the Fairmont Police Department identified the driver of the vehicle as Charles John Garbers, 23, of Fairmont. The pedestrian victim has been identified as Alan Mark DenOuden, 70, of Fairmont.