'Best Internet Collab Ever': Reddit Helps Police Bust Fatal Hit-And-Run Driver

© Photo : Twitter / Trooper Johnna Batiste‏A driver of a 1986 Chevy K-10 was arrested for being allegedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident
A driver of a 1986 Chevy K-10 was arrested for being allegedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident - Sputnik International
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When the police are helpless, the internet sometimes comes to rescue. A Reddit user helped solve a hit-and-run accident in Washington State, with only one photo of a small car part provided as evidence.

Johna Batiste, a Washington State policeman, took to Twitter to seek help in an ongoing investigation into a deadly hit-and-run accident, which supposedly involved a "black vehicle."

The trooper posted a picture of a bicycle wreck and a car part from a vehicle that allegedly killed a cyclist, asking the public for any information on the collision.

​The tweet sparked the attention of Redditors; one of them, a former Maryland state inspector going by nickname JeffsNuts, identified the part as a headlamp assembly of a 1986 Chevrolet Silverado truck.

A few days later, Batiste tweeted an update, saying WSP detectives had arrested the suspect, who turned out to be the driver of a 1986 Chevy K-10.

Twitter users gave credit to the one sharp-eyed Redditor that helped the police seek out the culprit.

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