Investigators are searching for the suspect who set a truck on fire early Friday morning after the vehicle crashed into a tree and was abandoned.
Just before 1:15 a.m. on Friday, emergency personnel were dispatched to Pauls Lane in Joppa for the report of a vehicle fire in a 2008 Ford F-250.
A man operating the truck was apparently involved in a single vehicle accident approximately a half-hour prior to the fire being discovered by a passerby. The man wrecked into a tree with the truck sustaining significant impact damage to the passenger door area. The man later fled from the scene.
Investigators determined a suspect(s) later intentionally ignited the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northeast Regional Office at 410-836-4844.
Five firefighters from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company responded and had the fire under control within 5 minutes.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal estimated the fire caused $25,000 in damage. There were no injuries reported.