EL man hurt in Boardman crash

BOARDMAN – Alcohol may have played a role in a hit-and-run crash Monday afternoon according to the highway patrol.

WFMJ Channel 21 quoted patrol troopers as saying Morgan Birbeck, 33, of East Liverpool, was at the intersection of Shields Road and Tippecanoe Road when he hit another vehicle, then jumped out of his vehicle and ran away. Birbeck was later found hiding in a nearby back yard, WFMJ said. He was taken into custody, and then to a local hospital for a head injury.

The passenger in the other vehicle was also treated for a minor injury.