Police say that a driver struck a monument in Petersburg on Thursday morning and then fled the scene.

Police say they were called to the intersection of Sycamore Street and North Boulevard around 10:35 a.m.. According to police, when they arrived, they found a black SUV that was abandoned after striking the Doughboy World War 1 Monument.

The WWI Doughboy Monument on the ground.

Officials say that a crane will be arriving soon to place the monument upright and to expect roads around this intersection to be closed for several hours.

We will update this post as new details about this are made available.

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