Charlottetown police expect to have more details today (Friday) about the driver of a compact, silver-coloured car who fled the scene after causing extensive damage to three parked vehicles and a duplex residence Thursday morning in Sherwood.
The duplex is located near the intersection of Francis Lane and the St. Peters Road.
A section of St. Peters Rd. was closed while city police continued their investigation into the bizarre crash which occurred at approximately 3 a.m.
Late Thursday, Sergeant Tom Clow of Charlottetown Police Service said that the department expects to release more details today after numerous interviews were conducted. The suspect vehicle was not stolen, said Clow.
Police say that the suspect vehicle was heading into Charlottetown when it lost control and crossed over to the left side of St. Peters Road and struck a parked car.
The force of the impact drove the parked car, a blue Honda, into the air, striking the side of a duplex before crashing upside down on top of two other cars parked in the driveway of the residence.
The speeding car careened slightly to the right before grinding to a stop on its side on the front lawn of the same duplex, near several trees.
Police said the suspect vehicle remained at the scene but the driver somehow got out and fled before police arrived.
No one in the duplex was injured and there were no occupants in all the other vehicles involved. Police said early Thursday that they are not certain if the driver of the silver car was the sole occupant, or not.
A dog team was called in, but the driver of the vehicle was not found.
Police said they went looking for "a person of interest" Thursday and will have more details soon.
St. Peters Road, the major entry into the city from eastern P.E.I., re-opened at 8 a.m.