Crash

WINCHESTER — Police say they’re looking for the driver of a green Jeep Cherokee who left the scene after his vehicle struck a house Tuesday morning.

Winchester police Lt. Mike Tollett said a woman in the house, at 17 Ashuelot Main St., saw the incident. According to Tollett, the Jeep left the road and “came in so fast it struck the house, basically.”

The crash tore a meter box off the house and left some scrapes, but caused no structural damage, he said. The Jeep’s driver-side mirror broke off and remained at the scene, he said.

Based on tire marks in the snow, Tollett said police believe the Jeep went off the road and got caught in slushy ice.

He said the woman in the house described the driver as a man in his late 20s or early 30s with strawberry-blond hair and a beard about 2 inches long.

“The male driver got out, looked around, backed out and left the area,” he said.

Tollett described the vehicle as an older model, perhaps from the late 1990s or early 2000s, with New Hampshire plates. It would have a missing driver-side mirror and other damage to that side, according to police.

He said no one appeared to be injured in the crash, which was reported to police shortly before 11 a.m.

Paul Cuno-Booth can be reached at 352-1234, extension 1409, or pbooth@keenesentinel.com. Follow him on Twitter at @PCunoBoothKS