City man charged in hit-and-run

An Altoona man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash.

Dean Camm, 45, of Altoona, faces a misdemeanor accident involving damage to an attended vehicle charge along with several traffic violations stemming from a crash in late August in which Logan Township police alleged he drove away.

About 7:21 p.m. Aug. 29. Camm allegedly skidded through a red light on West Plank Road and struck the driver’s side of a vehicle as it drove through the green light at the southbound exit of I-99, according to Logan Township police.

The driver of the struck vehicle told police that Camm pulled over for a moment and then drove off. Logan Township police were able to identify the vehicle and traced it to Camm. When officers arrived at Camm’s home, the engine to his toyota Camry was warm and the car had fresh damage to its right, front bumper.

The driver of the struck vehicle identified Camm as the driver who crashed into him and drove off, police added.

Camm had a suspended license, police noted.

Camm is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson on Oct. 10 for a preliminary hearing.

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