SUV involved in hit-and-run during Palatka funeral procession


The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is looking for an SUV that was involved in a hit-and-run crash Saturday during a funeral procession.

Deputy Kagen Butts was escorting the procession when saw the crash at the intersection of Crill Avenue and Palm Avenue in Palatka.  Butts attempted to stop the older model dark blue Ford Expedition that left the scene, but suspended the pursuit when the SUV entered a residential area and began driving erratically.

Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information about the suspect or an Expedition matching the description with front-end damage to call the Sheriff’s Office at 386-329-0801 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).